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Residential COVID-19 Prevention Efforts (Philadelphia – Spring Lane & Coconut Creek, FL)

Residential COVID-19 Prevention Efforts (Philadelphia – Spring Lane & Coconut Creek, FL)

It is clear to us that the coronavirus is a constantly evolving public health threat and is of major concern to most Americans. The Renfrew Center is committed to taking any and all steps to protect its patients and staff from contracting this illness.

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment: What to Expect on Your First Day
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Residential Eating Disorder Treatment: What to Expect on Your First Day

Entering residential eating disorder treatment can be an overwhelming experience. Here’s what to expect your first day and why feeling nervous is normal.

In the Media | The Best Holiday Gift? Keeping Your Mouth Shut About My Body

In the Media | The Best Holiday Gift? Keeping Your Mouth Shut About My Body

The holiday season often means family and friends get free rein to critique our bodies, weight, and lifestyle choices. Dr. Sam DeCaro, PsyD discusses the impact of these comments and ways to redirect or shut them down altogether.

In the Media | Promoting ‘Heroin Chic’ Bodies as a Trend Endangers Mental and Physical Health

In the Media | Promoting ‘Heroin Chic’ Bodies as a Trend Endangers Mental and Physical Health

The declaration that ‘heroin chic’ bodies are back in style has reignited discussion of bodies being deemed trends. Dr. Sam DeCaro discusses how these messages can be especially harmful to those struggling with eating disorders.

In the Media | How to Deal With a Partner Who Body Shames You

In the Media | How to Deal With a Partner Who Body Shames You

Body Shaming is defined as any comment that implies that your body needs to be “fixed.” Dr. Sam DeCaro, Psy.D discusses how body shaming can be a form of emotional abuse and the dangers of these comments.

Negative Body Image: 9 Tips for Improving Body Esteem [UPDATED]
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Negative Body Image: 9 Tips for Improving Body Esteem [UPDATED]

Negative body image continues to be a problem for most Americans owing to harmful media biases and unrealistic beauty standards. Let’s change that.

In the Media | How to Avoid Body Shaming During a Day of Feasting on Thanksgiving

In the Media | How to Avoid Body Shaming During a Day of Feasting on Thanksgiving

Dr. Erin Wentroble, PsyD, Site Director of the Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh, provides insight on surviving the holidays and  advises how to avoid triggering conversations based around food.

Thanksgiving & Eating Disorder Recovery: 3 Useful Tips for Navigating the Holidays
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Thanksgiving & Eating Disorder Recovery: 3 Useful Tips for Navigating the Holidays

If you are navigating treatment or recovery from an eating disorder, you may start to feel some stress or anxiety as Thanksgiving approaches, a season marked by food-centered events and invitations to spend lots of time with family, friends, and colleagues. Here are 3 tips to help you manage.

In the Media | For the Last Time: Body Types Are Not Trends

In the Media | For the Last Time: Body Types Are Not Trends

Dr. Sam DeCaro, PsyD, discusses the dangers of treating bodies as commodities and how to reject the concept of trending body types.

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