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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.

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.