Packard expands eating-disorders program
Original post made on Mar 19, 2008
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 10:49 AM
on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:29 am
Stanford Hospitals have recently been on a major public relations campaign in preparation for approval of their mega development. Hardly a day passes without some announcement of a "community" study or program.
They have some high priced PR people working full time. The public programs focus on popular health subjects, like Alzheimers, women's issues, babies.
These have always been important health issues but the "community" publicity angle is recent.
on Mar 19, 2008 at 5:53 pm
There is a 2 page spread in today's weekly about sleep, and the final paragraph is called "Meeting the Needs of a Growing COMMUNITY."
There is a new newspaper with Medicine News that is mailed to every household with
Updates for the Local COMMUNITY. That baby must cost them a pretty penny.
They seem to have money to burn.
on Mar 19, 2008 at 9:49 pm
That is some pretty cynical thinking in the first two posts. About a year ago I met a very young woman with an eating disorder. She was on a feeding tube. She was terribly thin. The sight of food would sometimes make her gag. It isn't a funny thing at all, and I wouldn't be surprised to find out it is becoming more common. Just look at the standard of beauty that we hold up to young people as examples. That won't change, but psychiatry can help.