CCED is on a mission to educate, provide treatment and advance evidence-based therapies for all children, teens and adults suffering from an eating disorder throughout Northeast Ohio. In doing so, we have been featured in several media outlets and industry blogs. Review recent coverage of us by clicking on the links below or Contact Us for more information.
In the News
WKYC Channel 3's "Live on Lakeside" morning show once again featured Christina Scalese, a dietitian here at the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, to discuss the different nutrients our bodies need as we age. She walked co-hosts Hollie Strano and Michael Cardamone through the various decades of our lives, highlighting certain nutrients — and which foods are rich in them — for each one.
“Through each decade in our life, our bodies have an increased need for certain nutrients because our bodies are always changing,” Christina said. “It’s important to know what’s going on in our bodies, so we can support that nutritionally.”
WKYC Channel 3's "Live on Lakeside" morning show featured Christina Scalese, a dietitian here at the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, to compare the nutritional value between protein and energy bars to candy bars. What she found was many of these protein bars have the same, and sometimes worse, nutritional value than regular candy bars, such as Heath and Snickers bars.
Cleveland Jewish News featured Dr. Mark Warren in an article titled, "Body Beautiful Event Brings Awareness to Eating Disorders." Dr. Warren was quoted, saying, "Eating disorders are seen as somewhat frivolous, when in fact, they are deadly. People don't understand their intensity and extraordinary impact on people's lives."
He goes on to say, "Many people are negatively impacted. The way we manage body image is a very important health issue."
“Body Beautiful,” a National Eating Disorders Awareness Week event, is set for 5:30-8:45 p.m. Feb. 25 in the auditorium at the Dolan Center for Science and Technology at John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd. The event is presented by JCU in partnership with the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders. It will feature a student art show, “Mirror Images,” a screening of the documentary, “America the Beautiful,” and a panel of experts.
Twenty percent. And rising. More and more men are starving themselves to death in a pathological pursuit of perfection. Male anorexics have much in common with women who suffer from the same debilitating illness, but there's a striking difference: For the vast majority of men, help is not on the way. Mark Warren, MD, CCED's co-founder and medical directory, says, "Most men with eating disorders are living with them quietly and painfully. I would guess at least three-quarters of them don't get any treatment. They're suffering without help."
Eating Disorders are often misunderstood as a girl’s disease, resulting in under diagnosis for boys. In the cases where eating disorders are identified, many boys will resist the diagnosis and treatment of the illness, as they do not want to be seen as having a girl’s disease. Mark Warren MD, CCED's co-founder and medical director, says with the advent of Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT), teens now have a very positive outlook for recovery, with rates greater than 60 percent.
It's estimated that 10 million women and 1 million men are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. Lucene Wisniewski, CCED's co-founder and clinical psychologist, discusses this issue on Channel 3 News Midday.
Mark Warren, medical director at CCED, said instances of childhood eating disorders do appear to be on the rise. He estimates the numbers, if available, would be "way higher than one would expect," with as many as 5 percent fo children in fourth and fifth grades showing signs of purging after meals. He went on to say, "There's a lot of shame around body changes. Kids are very different sizes and shapes. They have lots of feelings about their body. We do have some concerns, clearly, about the impact of the focus on obesity on these kids."
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2/5/2013: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders and John Carroll University Present, "Body Beautiful"
4/13/2012: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders' Dr. Lucene Wisniewski to Present at ICED 2012
4/11/2012: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders' Dr. Mark Warren to Present at the Eating Disorder Network Speaker Series
2/13/2012: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders Sponsors Eating Disorder Network Presentation