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More health care workers are suffering from eating disorders amid pandemic

November 11, 2020
The Denver Channel
Dr. Mehler was interviewed by The Denver Channel for their story on how the pandemic is affecting healthcare workers

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Working in the health care industry can impact the mind and body.

“I’ve been a nurse for seven years and this pandemic has been the most stressful time of my nursing career,” registered nurse Hugo Mercardo said.

Mercardo says working 12-hour shifts on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis has left him tired and hungry.

“I just pretty much stuff my food and take a quick lunch and go back on the floor,” he said.

Mercardo says the hospital he works at in Southern California is understaffed and many of his coworkers are overworked.

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ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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