A disturbing trend has been noted among data mining companies that affects people with autism and other conditions. Information is being collected to create sick lists that include people’s names, addresses and other data. These lists are being used in ways that may make people angry.
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School guidelines have been updated by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology to reflect the latest recommendations for dealing with allergies that include food items. The new proposals outline how to deal with anaphylaxis in a school setting. Unfortunately, families have learned that actually forcing a school to follow the rules is another challenge.
Cross contamination with gluten is a serious problem for people with celiac disease, and it extends beyond the fear of eating at an unknown restaurant or fast food chain. Although it is easier to control the cooking environment at home, contamination can still become a problem. People who are severely sensitive to small amounts of gluten must learn to avoid this protein.
What happens to you when you give up Facebook and internet and live a normal life. How does one survive for an entire year? Here is one man's story, which was sent to EmaxHealth from Outside Magazine's Jacob Streiter.
MLB player Mike Morse has been on a gluten-free diet for several years, and he is not afraid to discuss some of his experiences. The athlete still has cravings and misses certain foods, but he has learned to adjust his lifestyle. He credits his diet changes with the ability to stay healthy and avoid joint pain.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Hawaii because a mother claims her autistic son is being denied treatment. Suzanne Egan is the parent in the suit and shares she is struggling to afford care on her own. She believes the Department of Human Services has violated the law by not helping her child.
A study that found a connection between high glucose levels and the risk of dementia is back in the news. Dr. David Perlmutter believes that the information in this study and others points to a problem with most people’s diets. People with celiac disease are also affected despite the conscious elimination of gluten from their food.
Technology has made shopping and planning the daily menu at home easier for people with celiac disease. Smartphone apps can make the entire process better and help you identify gluten-free items quickly, so you can plan the meals with ease. Although new apps continue to be added to the online stores, there are several that have received positive reviews.
There are new concerns about the federal school lunch program for children with celiac disease. Students on a restricted diet continue to face problems in the cafeteria and classroom with gluten, but new guidelines may create additional issues. The National School Lunch Program is facing ongoing criticism, and families who have children with celiac disease are worried.
A disturbing story has appeared from Georgetown about an autistic boy being isolated at his elementary school. The small Indiana town has been shocked by a mother’s report about Georgetown Elementary school mistreating her son. The school has not responded to the allegations, but the family has not given up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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