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Celiac disease in college: How to get gluten-free food delivery

Celiac disease in college food

College students who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities face unique challenges. It is not easy to find gluten-free food that can be delivered to their dorms or apartments. However, several online companies have simplified the process and have created more options for college students who crave a gluten-free pizza they can eat without fear.

Fibromyalgia patient proudly shuts down part of Grape Bowl stadium

Grape Bowl stadium

A fibromyalgia patient, who is suing the city of Lodi in California, is proud that his lawsuit has temporarily shut down a portion of the Grape Bowl. The city has blocked access to the north side of the bleachers after receiving the complaints from James Smith. He reported that the bleachers in this section were not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Gluten-free seaweed chips dangerous for celiac disease patients

Gluten-free seaweed chips

If you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, then you may want to pay attention to the latest recall. New Frontier Foods, Inc. is recalling Ocean's Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips because they have wheat, but the labels do not state this. After testing, the company discovered that the seaweed chips have gluten levels that are higher than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended limits for gluten-free foods.

Olive Leaf Extract Same as Statin for Lowering Cholesterol

olive leaf extract same as statin for lowering cholesterol

A Turkish team found that olive leaf extract was as effective as a common statin called atorvastatin in lowering cholesterol in rats fed a cholesterol-enriched diet. The findings suggest this natural remedy could be an alternative to statins and other drugs in improving lipid levels in cases of high cholesterol.

Why the hedge apple trend is sweeping the Midwest

Hedge Apple

Have you heard about the latest hedge apple trend? You might recognize some of its other names such as the horse apple, monkey ball, bois d’arc, bodark, bodock or Osage orange. If you are in the Midwest, then you probably know about the hedge apples. They grow prolifically in the area, and they are popular for their health and wellness benefits.

Faces Change, Hearts Don't: Alzheimer's is Stealing My Mom

Alzheimer's Patients Have the Same Heart

I hear so many people say that they are devastated because they have lost their loved one to Alzheimer’s disease even though their loved one is still living. “Alzheimer’s disease has stolen my mom.” “My mother doesn’t know who I am” “She isn’t the same person.” My response is, “She is the same person she was 10 years ago, 40 years ago.” She is an elderly, forgetful, younger version of the person you call mom.

Generic Antibiotic May Reduce Progression to Multiple Sclerosis

antibiotic may reduce progression to multiple sclerosis

Canadian researchers have found that a generic antibiotic may reduce progression to multiple sclerosis after a person’s first demyelinating event. According to Luanne Metz, MD, of the University of Calgary and one of the study’s authors, “It’s a well-tolerated drug that requires no safety monitoring whatsoever.”

Surprising link between celiac disease and gut bacteria discovered

Researchers continue to study the link between celiac disease and gut bacteria. Dr. Elena Verdu, who is part of the McMaster’s Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, is studying the role of gut bacteria. Although some bacteria can be beneficial, she has discovered that others may be associated with celiac disease and may be responsible for the growing number of people who are diagnosed with this disorder.

The Three-Way Call: The Biggest Time Waster for FFM Agents

Health Insurance Agents

It’s funny how the Federally Facilitated Marketplace is connected with all the government agencies and can verify information such as income, immigration status and many other things. CMS has an authorized list of agents and health insurance brokers who are certified to sell insurance using the Marketplace. Despite this fact they still force agents to do a three-way call with their client on the phone in order to be able to provide assistance.

Alternatives and ways to save on health insurance in 2016

Save on health insurance

Health insurance is too expensive. Why should I pay for a service that I do not even use? Is there any way I can bypass Obamacare and not have to pay the penalty? Are there any alternatives?
These are questions and concerns that many people have had. True when you compare health insurance to other types of insurance it is expensive. What most people do not realize is it is much less expensive that the cost of a hospital stay. Today with the Affordable Care Act in place many people are eligible to receive help paying their premiums. If you qualify and do not mind your health insurance being tied to your taxes, which has been problematic for some, by all means apply using the Health Insurance Marketplace in your state.

How Good Cholesterol Affects Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis

good cholesterol affects lesions in multiple sclerosis

Previous research has suggested that high cholesterol has a negative impact on the development of lesions in the brain of individuals with multiple sclerosis. Now a scientific team from the University of Buffalo has shed some light on how good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL cholesterol) may live up to its name for individuals who have this disease.

Fibromyalgia finally gets official diagnostic code

Fibromyalgia diagnostic code

Fibromyalgia is finally being included as a separate diagnosis in the ICD-10-CM or International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification. Fibromyalgia was previously under the code of 729.1 that stands for myalgia and myositis, unspecified. The World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for publishing the ICD codes and keeps them updated.

Doctors warn about clear dangers of Xanax, Valium and related drugs

Doctors group issues warning about benzodiazepine prescriptions

A new report highlights the dangers of nerve pills known as benzodiazepines that are commonly prescribed for sleep, anxiety and sometimes depression. Researchers are warning you may want to find other ways to reduce stress and anxiety because of a clear risk of dementia and death associated with anti-anxiety medications.

How to Reverse Diabetes Without Surgery

Eggs for reversing diabetes

A few days ago an article from the New York Times was shared on social media suggesting two ways to reverse diabetes: bariatric surgery and an extremely low calorie diet of 600 calories for a week or more. My first thoughts were, why are these scientists testing out such extreme options to cure diabetes. Were starvation and surgery really the best solutions they could find? Aren’t they aware of how important a role diet plays in human health?

Celiac disease alert: General Mills recalls gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios

Boxe of Cheerios Recalled by General Mills

General Mills has recalled gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because wheat was included in the packages but not listed in the ingredients. The company recommends that consumers with celiac disease, wheat allergies and gluten sensitivities avoid the recalled cereal. General Mills states that one facility, located in California, was affected by wheat contamination. The company has recalled 1.8 million boxes of its cereal.

2 New Gifts From The Feds For Health Insurance Agents On The Exchange

Health Insurance Agents

The health insurance exchanges have now been in operation for two years and is about to begin its third season in less than two months. For agents working on the Federal Exchange Things will be a little different this year. Only time will tell if these changes will turn into a blessing or a curse.

3 proven benefits of ergonomic changes in the workplace

ergonomic changes in the workplace

The workplace has a greater impact on your health than you may think. In addition to stress, anxiety, and the mental illnesses that are rampant in the office, there are also several physical ailments that can affect you. The workplace has been blamed for many illnesses including frequent colds from workplace germs, heart disease as a result of workplace stress, lack of sleep due to stress, eye strain from your computer and many others.

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