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Marilyn’s Message April 2020

Dr. Dan Leffler, Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board Member and clinician and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Takeda, spoke about the profound ineffectiveness and failure of the gluten-free diet as a treatment for celiac disease.

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Marilyn’s Message March 2020

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, celiac disease patients need treatments and a cure. On March 8, the Celiac Disease Foundation sponsored the First SSCD Consensus Workshop: Research Opportunities in Celiac Disease 2020 to inform NIH funding needs.

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Talking to Kids About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Celiac disease is not considered to be an immunocompromised state in children, and is not known to be a risk factor for severe disease. Social distancing, washing hands with soap and water frequently and for at least 20 seconds, and avoiding touching of eyes, nose and mouth are recommended.

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2020 CDF EXPO Cancelled

Amidst the uncertainty of the future, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Gluten-Free EXPO scheduled for June 13 – June 14, 2020, and not reschedule this year. 

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Celiac Disease and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Celiac disease is associated with an increased risk of pneumococcal infection. Though pneumococcal vaccination will not prevent COVID-19, the Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board strongly advises people with celiac disease to consider vaccination to protect against other respiratory illness.

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