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Gluten-free food available at state fairs for celiac disease

2014-08-30 16:54
gluten free at state fairs

Eating out can be a challenge for people with celiac disease, but some state fairs are beginning to notice this problem. They are making changes to include vendors who offer gluten-free food. You may still have to miss out on a deep-fried Twinkie at the fair, but the number of options is increasing.

State fairs are trying to include more gluten-free vendors, and the adjustment is being welcomed by people who are sensitive to this protein.

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iPads help communication in Autism

2014-08-29 17:53
iPads and autism

Technology is providing many powerful tools that are helping people with autism improve their communication skills. A new research study focuses on iPads and autistic children to determine if they are benefiting from the gadgets. Families are determined to find new ways to help their kids express themselves better.

The research appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and has en

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Medicaid coverage of autism services ordered by CMS

2014-08-27 19:02
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Families who have requested help for autism services from Medicaid are getting a glimmer of hope. Each state previously had its own rules that often left families struggling to pay for services on their own. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making significant changes that will affect all the states.

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Vitamin D used to prevent heart attacks questioned by new research

2014-08-26 17:12
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A new study has attempted to address the common question about using vitamin D to help prevent heart attacks. Based on earlier research, some patients believe that low levels of this vitamin can lead to heart disease. However, the latest study shows the vitamin may not be as powerful as previously thought.

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Gluten-free food alert for people with peanut allergies: Celiac disease warning

2014-08-26 16:06
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The Food and Drug Administration has created a new warning for people with celiac disease and others who follow a gluten-free diet. There is a new ingredient that is appearing in many products labeled as gluten-free that may cause problems for people with peanut allergies. If you are sensitive or allergic to peanuts or soybeans, you may want to pay attention to the alert.

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Using food to fight heart disease

2014-08-24 21:27
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A healthy diet has always been considered an important part of preventing and fighting heart disease. However, both patients and doctors have struggled with the concept, and it continues to be a challenge for many people. Now, one doctor hopes to change this mindset by creating a medical practice that focuses on eating healthy.

Heart disease patients often hear recommendations about changing their diet and may feel bombarded with information about avoiding trans fats or adding more vegetables to their meals.

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Gluten sensitivity differs from celiac disease: Role of FODMAPs

2014-08-24 20:42
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Several recent reports have focused on understanding the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Although the two conditions have similarities, it is important to recognize they are not identical. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is sometimes ignored, and this can create a hard situation for the person suffering from the condition.

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity refers to people experiencing many of the same symptoms as those who suffer from celiac disease, yet their medical tests for the disorder are negative.

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