Where are they now: Catching up with former Olympic figure skater Rachael Flatt

Rachael Flatt

By Olivia Lee Medill Reports In early 2014, Olympic figure skater Rachael Flatt sat in her hotel lobby in Boston. She was surrounded by friends, family and former competitors, all scarfing down cannoli from one of Flatt’s favorite little hot spots in the city, Mike’s Pastry. With glasses of champagne raised, they toasted to Flatt, […]

Social media creates solidarity for those affected by eating disorders

By Lucy Vernasco Tweets lit up the emotional landscape for people affected by eating disorders. The messages surged through an hour session Sunday to kick off National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Social media outlets have become conversation spaces for providing support and a community oasis for those who the know the toll disordered eating can take […]

Boys suffer from eating disorders too

By Priyam Vora “The first time I made myself throw up was at age 14. It was a Sunday night and my family was in the living room watching television. I sat in my room with a carton of sugar-free chocolate ice cream and a spoon, shoveling every drip of the quickly melting ice cream […]

Female Athlete Triad can lead to serious consequences

By Katherine Dempsey Tina has only gotten her period once during college. The 21-year-old runner at a Big Ten university remembers seldom menstruating in high school or in college. Diagnosed with anorexia during her freshman year of high school, Tina – whose real name has been changed to protect privacy – spent several weeks out […]