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Massachusetts Bill Promises Tax Break to People with Celiac Disease

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By Elaine Thompson TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF ethompson@telegram.com No matter what he did as a young man, Michael D. Peterson just couldn’t gain weight. At 5 feet 10, he only weighed 118 pounds. Although a long-distance runner, he had little energy and was constantly having stomach aches. As he got older, his doctor suggested that […]

Food Ingredients in Meds Causing Adverse Effects

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People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs. FDA regulations requiring the clear labeling of all food contents and elimination […]

May was Celiac Awareness Month

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California is the latest entry on the roster of states to declare May as Celiac Awareness Month thanks to the efforts of many within the Celiac community and the tenacity of State Senator Bob Huff (R-CA), author of SCR7. Already on board with their own State Resolutions are Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland, Minnesota, and New […]

CDF at DDNC

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Three weeks ago Celiac Disease Foundation CEO Marilyn Geller attended the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Public Policy Forum in Washington DC. Marilyn joined celiac execs Alice Bast of NFCA, and Mary Schluckebier of CSA, to lobby congressional leaders to support funding for the National Institutes of Health at a level of $32 billion and […]

Victory for Celiacs at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by public accommodations, including colleges and universities, the Justice Department announced an agreement on Thursday, December 20th with Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The agreement will ensure that students with celiac disease or food allergies are provided with equal meal […]

Canadian Celiac Association Celebrates New Gluten Labeling Laws

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MEDIA RELEASE CANADIAN CELIAC ASSOCIATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2012 Finding gluten-free foods just got a whole lot safer! Three million Canadians with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity will be safer on August 4th when new federal legislation on food labeling comes into effect. Improvements in the federal Food Allergen Labeling Regulations will require […]