b'ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Alexander Graham Bell is thought to have had autistic traits, which may have augmented his intense scientific investigations. Both his mother and his wife were deaf, which led him to research hearing and speech and to experiment with hearing devices. Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876 when he was 29 years old. Later in life, Bell did groundbreaking work in hydrofoils and aeronautics, and became one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society.EATING DISORDERS Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive overeating and disturbed eating patterns. They can range in severity from mild to life-threatening. Timely treatment for all eating disorders is recommended to avoid worsening symptoms as well as the development of long- term complications. Men and women suffer from eating disorders, with as many as one in four young women and one in ten young men meeting diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder.Mental Health Concerns201'