A thousand marchers bring eating disorder awareness and support to Chicago

People pose for a picture at the NEDA walk.

By Colleen Zewe Medill Reports Despite the brisk October weather, Sami Mikret and her family spent Sunday morning marching along Diversey Harbor to celebrate her completion of eating disorder treatment and show others that recovery is possible. They weren’t alone. More than 1,000 people participated in Chicago’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Walk, making it the […]

DASH diet helps pregnant women control weight gain

Pregnant Woman

By Colleen Zewe Medill Reports Many pregnant women struggle with weight gain, but those who begin pregnancy overweight or obese risk developing diabetes, high blood pressure and other serious prenatal conditions that can cause harm to their unborn babies. Many of these women fear harming their unborn babies if they gain too little during pregnancy. […]