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  1. Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day: CDC

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that six people die in the United States each day after consuming far too much alcohol in too short a time -- a condition known as alcohol poisoning. "Alcohol poisoning deaths are a heartbreaking reminde

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  2. How to Talk to Your Doctor About Binge Eating

    It might not be easy to admit you have a problem with eating too much. Once you’re ready to do that, though, talking to your doctor about bingeing can get you on the path to recovery. Not sure how to get the conversation started? Doctors offer these four tips: Be honest about your eating. Tell your

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  3. Should You Avoid Binge Foods Forever?

    As you recover from binge eating disorder, chances are you’ll have some questions. Should you completely avoid the "trigger foods" you once binged on? Or can you treat yourself every now and then? “Everyone is a little different in terms of how they handle food and eating during and after recovery,”

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  4. For Anorexic Men, the Focus Is on Muscle

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anorexia is typically associated with women, but a new report finds that men -- especially men obsessed with muscularity -- can develop the eating disorder, too. The Canadian researchers noted that an estimated 10 percent or

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  5. 'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in some people due to decreased amounts of daylight during the winter. That decrease may trigger SAD by disrupting the body's internal clock, causing a

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  6. Surgery for OCD: Who Will Benefit?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though most patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successfully treated with medication and therapy, between 10 percent to 20 percent have a form of the illness that doesn't respond to standard care, expert

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  7. Binge Eating Disorder and Body Image

    Everyone has looked in the mirror at one time or another and not liked the way they looked or how their clothes fit. If you have binge eating disorder, research says you likely have these thoughts a lot. This type of thinking, called poor body image, can trigger binges and affect your recovery. Know

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  8. The Link Between Binge Eating and Depression

    If you binge eat, you might feel depressed about your food habits. Or perhaps those feelings make you eat more. Either way, you can get better. “People do fully recover – and stay well,” says Timothy Brewerton, MD. He is the executive medical director at The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders in Col

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  9. 11 Ways to Avoid a Binge Eating Relapse

    You can recover from binge eating disorder. It takes time to learn how to manage your eating, though. You might start to get better and then have another binge. That’s called a relapse. Up to half of people with an eating disorder have one after starting treatment, especially when they're stressed.

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  10. Binge Eating: Change Guilty Feelings Into Good Ones

    If you binge eat, you likely use food to try to manage negative emotions. Drowning your feelings with food might make you feel good for the moment, but it’s often quickly followed by a lot of guilt and hurtful self-talk. Such shame leads to more bingeing and sets off a cycle that’s hard – but not im

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