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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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11/15/2012

Prevalence of Migraine in Patients With Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Objective: To assess the prevalence of headache in clinic and support group patients with celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared with a sample of healthy controls. Background: European studies have demonstrated increased prevalence of headache of patients with celiac disease compared with controls. Methods: Subjects took a self-administered survey containing clinical, demographic, and…

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11/6/2012

Diagnosing Celiac Disease by Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) When Esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and Biopsy is Unable to Provide a Diagnosis

Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is mainly used to evaluate patients with celiac disease in whom their course after diagnosis has been unfavorable and the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, lymphoma or refractory celiac disease is entertained, but it has been suggested that VCE could replace esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and biopsy under certain circumstances. Methods: We report a…

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