Celiac Disease in the News

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WGO Global Guidelines on Celiac Disease

Key Diagnostic Findings Include: Histopathologic changes in an intestinal biopsy, characterized by crypt hyperplasia, intraepithelial lymphocytosis, and destruction of the surface epithelial lining Evidence that the small bowel enteropathy is dependent on gluten shown by positive CD-specific antibodies and/or clinical and/or histologic improvement in response to a gluten-free diet Serological Tests Can: Confirm CD in […]

Gluten-Free Aid for Oklahoma

Those in the celiac and gluten-free community rallied together after the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes to provide much-needed food donations. Most emergency response systems do not prepare gluten-free provisions for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Instead, local individuals have organized gluten-free food donations stored and distributed at centralized locations in Oklahoma City. Please remember […]

Celiac Teen in the News

Last May, Max Renke, a 15 year old celiac and celiac advocate, met with New Hampshire’s Governor Lynch to discuss raising awareness of celiac disease along with education about the disease and the gluten-free diet. The topics of discussion included providing gluten-free school lunches as well as establishing May as New Hampshire Celiac Disease Awareness […]

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 […]

Hidden Valley Going the Extra Mile for Gluten-Free Logo

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When word got out that Domino’s new gluten-free pizzas could still be a problem for those suffering from celiac disease, the pizzamakers goodwill efforts fizzled. The big problem is cross-contamination; gluten-free pizzas are made side-by-side with gluten-filled items so only those with a “mild intolerance” should bother to order a special pie. While it’s nice […]