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2/1/2013

February 2013

It is said that a man is at his tallest when he stoops to help a child. On behalf of the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) and the community we serve, thank you for the generous response to our Gift of Hope campaign. CDF is proud of our commitment to educate and communicate a greater awareness of…

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1/31/2013

Mucosal Healing and Mortality in Coeliac Disease

Background Coeliac disease (CD), characterised by the presence of villous atrophy (VA) in the small intestine, is associated with increased mortality, but it is unknown if mortality is influenced by mucosal recovery. Aims To determine whether persistent VA is associated with mortality in CD. Methods Through biopsy reports from all pathology departments (n = 28)…

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1/19/2013

CDF Camp Gluten-Free™ Packing List

Remember OLD CLOTHES are best Shorts (comfortable for hiking) – 2 pairs Underwear – 4 pairs Closed-toe shoes Socks – 4 pairs Shirts (long and short sleeved) 1 or 2 long sleeved, 3-4 short sleeved Long pants/jeans – 2 pair Warm sweater, jacket or coat Swim suit. One-piece bathing suits are required for girls. If…

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1/18/2013

CDF Camp Gluten-Free™ Registration

Camp registration is on a first come-first served basis. To register, you must send your completed camp registration forms, one registration packet for each camper or Mentor, with a $200 deposit to Celiac Disease Foundation. You will receive a letter from Celiac Disease Foundation confirming the camper or Mentor’s spot at the camp. Only campers…

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1/18/2013

CDF Camp Gluten-Free Welcome

VIRTUAL CAMP OPEN HOUSE CDF Camp Gluten-Free™ Director Johnny McLaughlin will answer all of your camp questions: March 18th at Noon and 7pm April 15th at Noon and 7pm Call in to the open house: 1+ 213-416-1560 Passcode: 195 386 132 During the open house, parents may schedule a time with Johnny to visit Camp…

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1/16/2013

Serum parameters in the spectrum of coeliac disease: beyond standard antibody testing – a cohort study

Background Invasive techniques are still required to distinguish between uncomplicated and complicated forms of CD. Methods We set out to investigate the potential use of novel serum parameters, including IL-6, IL-8, IL-17, IL-22, sCD25, sCD27, granzyme-B, sMICA and sCTLA-4 in patients diagnosed with active CD, CD on a GFD, Refractory coeliac disease (RCD) type I…

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1/15/2013

Medical Advisory Board Members named America’s Best Doctors

U.S. News Health identifies thousands of the nation’s best doctors based on a peer nomination process. We are honored to announce that several members of our Medical Advisory Board are included on this U.S. News Top Doctors list, qualifying them as among the top 10% of physicians in their region: Marvin Ament, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist…

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1/7/2013

Victory for Celiacs at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

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…

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12/1/2012

December 2012

It is said…Once you choose hope, anything is possible. “Celiac. Diagnosed May 2008.” Dear CDF Supporters, I cried when I read this banner on my son Henry’s Facebook page. After 14 long years of excruciating stomachaches, endless doctor visits, tests, procedures, more tests and even hospitalizations… my son had a diagnosis. He was relieved —…

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