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Going Gluten Free?: The Critical Test Everyone Needs To Have BEFORE They Try The Latest Celebrity Endorsed Diet

Celebrity Elisabeth Hasselbeck is generating a lot of buzz about Gluten-Free living, but International Celiac Expert Shelley Case, RD warns consumers why going gluten-free before being screened for celiac disease can be hazardous to your health! Going gluten-free is being hailed as the solution to everything from autism and ADHD to obesity, but removing the gluten from your diet may prevent your physician from being able to accurately diagnose Celiac Disease – a serious illness that affects an estimated 1 in 100 Americans.

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Restroom Law Passes in Washington State

If you have IBD, you know that finding a public restroom is impossible at times, which keeps some with IBD virtually housebound. Politely asking employees to use the facilities when a public bathroom is not available typically works — but sometimes it doesn’t. Over the past few years, there has been a significant interest in legislation requiring retailers to allow restroom access to people who need it.

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Webcast: Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Treatment for IBD

At 1PM EST on Tuesday June 9, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is hosting a teleconference/webcast which will focus on the treatments for IBD. The host is Corey A. Siegel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School and Director of the IBD Center at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

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