Category Archives: Health & Medical Journalism

Fighting with Eating Disorders, Two Girls Recovery Stories

Woke up from a nightmare, Lu Zhang, a 23-year-old female Chinese college student, stood on the scale to weigh herself. Seeing her weight hadn’t changed, she took a long breath. She just had a terrible dream in which she become fat. It was not the first time Zhang had such dreams. Each time, she cried in the dream. Sometimes, Zhang dreamed she became slim. However, when she found it was just a dream, she also cried. Zhang’s obsession with weight led her to control diet strictly, which then caused anorexia, a type of eating disorders. Continue reading Fighting with Eating Disorders, Two Girls Recovery Stories

Eating Healthy Food May Cause Unhealthy Eating Disorders

One sweet potato, a piece of boiled chicken breast, several pieces of boiled broccoli and a handful of walnuts: This is what Liling Xiong usually eats. After giving birth to her first baby, she insisted on this “apparently healthy diet” for almost one year, until one day her fitness instructor Yuan Yao warned her she might have an eating disorder.  Continue reading Eating Healthy Food May Cause Unhealthy Eating Disorders

Affordable help for students with eating disorders are available at UGA

On every Thursday night, around 26 UGA students would gather together at the Memorial Hall to attend a recovery meeting. The meeting is held by the Collegiate Recovery Community(CRC), a campus program aims to help students with addictive behaviors.

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Reform of the Medical Insurance System: Benefits and Issues

On January 30th 2015, Zheng Xiaojuan, a liver cancer patient, was receiving the radiation therapy in an urban hospital. As a rural resident, she only received 49% reimbursement from her medical insurance on her medical fees, a rate far below urban residents’ 80% to 90%. Continue reading Reform of the Medical Insurance System: Benefits and Issues