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2011-10-26 10:42:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008 and nationally known eating disorders advocate, has joined Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center as community relations specialist. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111026/CG92186) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/CG42761LOGO) "Since my own recovery, I am passionate about educating and empowering women to get the care they need to live amazing, productive and healthy lives,"...

2011-10-18 08:33:00

EWING, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders are deadly; they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Today, many young women on U.S. college campuses are suffering from eating disorders, extreme dieting, body image issues and unattainable body ideals. Ninety one percent of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting and 22 percent dieted "often" or "always." A significantly higher rate of eating disorders is also...

2011-10-11 08:36:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- REbeL, an Overland Park-based organization offering a student-led education and prevention program designed to address eating and body image concerns in schools, has named Amy Sullivan, registered dietitian and professional outreach representative at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, to its newly formed board. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111011/CG83563) (Logo:...

2011-09-07 08:37:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls and Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment are hosting a complimentary half-day conference on trauma, eating disorders and addiction, 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in Philadelphia. Nationally renowned experts include Kim Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, and Susan Merle Gordon, Ph.D., clinical program manager of the Mood & Eating Disorders Unit at Belmont...

2011-08-24 12:51:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate National Recovery Month in September, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is hosting a free Webinar titled "Recovery: Breaking Through the Isolation of Addiction", 7 - 8 p.m. CDT on September 1, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/CG42761LOGO) "Addiction is a treatable illness and individuals can fully recover from it one day at a time for the rest of their lives," said Dr. Kim Dennis, host of the Webinar...

2011-08-08 08:36:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center reports people suffering from addiction rarely, if ever, have just substance abuse or addiction issues. Most addicts have trauma histories, many have mood and/or anxiety disorders, and up to 50 percent of women with substance abuse disorder have co-occurring eating disorders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/CG42761LOGO) "We were sadly reminded of how lethal the combination of an eating...

2011-07-27 14:34:00

CHICAGO, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and the Lemont Center for the Arts are hosting a special exhibit featuring the artwork of Timberline Knolls' residents and staff. The art exhibit, titled "Honesty," will be open for public viewing at the Lemont Center for the Arts from July 30 to September 25, 2011. The theme of "honesty" is vital to residents at Timberline Knolls since it is the first step in the 12-step recovery process. (Logo:...

2011-07-12 10:25:00

CHICAGO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is in the business of saving lives, because they've known for years what a recent study reported in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry supports: individuals who have eating disorders have an elevated mortality rate, especially those with anorexia nervosa. This is an important study, but Timberline Knolls stresses that it may not go far enough. "I think it's always important to have...

2011-06-22 13:15:00

CHICAGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one-third of women surveyed who were being treated for pregnancy related-depression reported a history of eating disorders. Many also reported physical or sexual abuse. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, says the study illustrates that eating disorders often devastate multiple generations. "The eating disorders we...

2011-06-07 14:07:00

CHICAGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery from an eating disorder is a long and lengthy battle, and one that must be accomplished one step at a time. And on June 25, supporters and advocates will gather at 10:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park for the inaugural one-mile Chicago NEDA Walk, sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is bringing together the Chicago community to increase eating disorder awareness and raise funds to...