When Eating Concerns Become Eating Disorders

Jan 14, 2013

Melinda Parisi, PhD, Program Director of the Center for Eating Disorders Care at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP), will discuss how to recognize and respond to an eating disorder during a live Web chat on Thursday, January 17.

The Web chat, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is the latest in a series of online events hosted by Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) to give consumers easy access to seminars by healthcare professionals. To participate, visit PHCS' USTREAM channel,, on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Click here for a tutorial on how to participate in USTREAM chats.

Dr. Parisi will take audience questions following a presentation that will focus on how to determine when typical eating concerns become more serious and potentially life-threatening problems; the warning signs and risk factors for developing an eating disorder; and the steps to take when seeking help.

To pre-register, call (888) 897-8979 or visit Those who register will be entered in a random drawing immediately following the Web chat for one of several $25 gift cards.

Previous Web chats hosted by PHCS have covered winter emergencies; pediatric concussions; finding and accessing mental health services; treatment options for lung cancer; advances in fertility treatment; urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic floor disorders; bariatric surgery; nutrition and sustainable weight loss; heart and vascular health; pediatric emergencies; sleep disorders; gastrointestinal disorders; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); osteoporosis; probiotics; and understanding your cholesterol numbers. Those chats can be viewed at

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing rehabilitation, home care, outpatient surgery, and fitness and wellness services, in addition to behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment through Princeton House Behavioral Health and acute-care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP). A University Hospital Affiliate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMCPP is a Clinical Research Affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, an accredited oncology-teaching program of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) and recipient of the CoC's Outstanding Achievement Award. Through a partnership with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), UMCPP offers enhanced pediatric services, with CHOP physicians working onsite to provide pediatric emergency consultation, inpatient pediatric care and neonatal care. UMCPP also provides advanced maternal-fetal services for high-risk pregnancies through a partnership with Penn Medicine. For more information, visit