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Herr's potato chip recall creates dangerous gluten-free confusion for celiac disease

If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then you may have been excited to notice another gluten-free item on the grocery store shelves. However, if that item was Herr's Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips, you will want to pay attention to the latest recall. Herr Foods Inc. is recalling specific lots of some of its Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips because they are mislabeled as gluten-free. These chips actually contain wheat and should not be consumed by people who are sensitive to wheat or allergic to it.

Shocking statistics about medication mistakes during surgery

A new study reveals shocking statistics about the frequency of medication mistakes during surgeries. Researchers found that half of the surgeries had some type of drug error or adverse drug event. This means that one out of every two surgeries had a mistake that affected the patient. The researchers focused on Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), but they are concerned that their findings are common in other hospitals and clinics.

Top 10 video platforms for building a membership website

Whether you are searching for health videos about a specific condition or interested in sharing your own experience with the world, online video platforms can make the process easier. You can find and build a membership website that will spread your health, fitness or other message around the world. You can buy or sell your own videos online or build a subscription site.

You Have Heard That Processed Meats Cause Cancer But Do You Understand Why?

WHO says processed meat causes cancer

I majored in chemistry in college before I decided to get my nursing degrees. So, I think about everything I eat. I also read labels. In general, though I eat only fresh products and stay away from the inner aisles of the grocery store and processed meat products. So, for me, the recent news from the World Health Organization that processed meat and even red meat cause cancer is old news, about 30 years old to be exact.

Hormones Present in Weight Loss Supplements Warn Health Experts

Thyroid hormone hidden in weight loss pills

Do you use over-the-counter weight loss supplements marketed on their labels as containing a "thermogenic weight-loss agent" or "hard-core thermogenic," or “metabolic fat burner”? If so, then you may be at risk of seriously overdosing on this one hormone that health experts are discovering is hidden in some weight loss supplements.

Ribose for fibromyalgia: Surprising benefits of using this sugar

Sugar and Fibromyalgia

Ribose is a simple sugar, and it exists in two forms, D-ribose and L-ribose, but only one of them occurs naturally. D-ribose is the common form, and it is essential for energy production in the body. Research reveals that ribose may help patients who have fibromyalgia. Although your body can make ribose on its own, some patients have found pain relief by taking additional supplements.

Calcium supplements linked to dangerous kidney stones

calcium supplement

Although calcium supplements are often recommended by doctors, a new study reveals that they carry a dangerous risk for some patients. Researchers have discovered that patients with a previous history of kidney stones are at a higher risk of developing new stones if they take calcium supplements. The new study adds to the growing amount of evidence that these types of supplements may not be helpful for everyone.

Panera reveals gluten-free bread plans for celiac disease customers

Panera gluten-free bread

Panera has revealed it is working on creating new gluten-free bread that will be available next year. It plans to start with rosemary focaccia rolls in Detroit and expand the products to other restaurants. By the middle of next year, Panera hopes the rosemary focaccia rolls will be available across the nation.

Disney reveals new gluten-free snacks: Celiac disease safety questions

Disney reveals new gluten-free snacks

Disney has created a new line of gluten-free and allergen-free snacks for its visitors. The new Snacks with Character line has a variety of treats that are designed to be gluten-free, nut-free and free from other allergens. The snacks will be offered at Disney theme parks and cruises, and visitors have already started to see the prepackaged items on shelves. If you are wondering if they are safe for visitors with celiac disease, then you may want to consider the official information from Disney.

Cranberries Have Role in Heart Health, Should We Give Thanks?

cranberries have role in heart health

Several studies, including new research presented at the Cranberry Health Research Conference, suggest cranberries may play an important part in heart health. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the height of cranberry season, it’s time to explore how these red berries may benefit heart health.

8 Classes of Blood Pressure Drugs and Why Are They 3rd on the 10 Most Dangerous Drugs List

Blood Pressure Monitor

When you go to the doctor and you’re told you have high blood pressure, you probably aren’t told to go home and change your diet but indeed, that should be the first thing you do as well as addressing other aspects of lifestyle. Here are 8 classes of blood pressure drugs.

Fibromyalgia is invisible disability for college students

Fibromyalgia and college study

Emily Thornton is a college student who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and she recently shared her experience with the disease. Thornton’s invisible disability has created additional challenges for her at school. Her struggles reveal that colleges are still learning to accommodate students who have disabilities that are not clearly visible on the surface.

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.