Tag Archives: Celiac Disease

Gluten-Free Diet May Reduce Psoriatic Disease Severity

On June 20, 2018, the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation published new dietary recommendations for adults with psoriasis in JAMA Dermatology. Based upon strong evidence covered in this systematic review, the board recommends a hypocaloric diet (i.e., consuming fewer calories than are expended) in overweight and obese patients with psoriasis to reduce disease […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Signs Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 2252

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Celiac Disease Foundation joined California nonprofit organizations in signing a letter of support for Assembly Bill 2252. There is currently no centralized state database in California where nonprofits can locate grants for which they may be eligible to apply. This leaves many nonprofits unaware of potential state agency funding […]

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked with Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity

In a new study, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have found that a significant subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has gastrointestinal symptoms and blood markers associated with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS). Extreme fatigue that does not improve with rest is the defining symptom of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation Expands Partnership with Children’s National Celiac Disease Program

In honor of May Celiac Disease Awareness Month, the Celiac Disease Foundation is proud to announce our expanded partnership with the Children’s National Health System Celiac Disease Program, dedicated to improving the way pediatric celiac disease is diagnosed and treated. The Program recently developed the Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet Digital Resource Center to house […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation Attends FDA Engagement Workshop

Patients and caregivers have unique perspectives on the burdens and benefits of various treatment options. As such, their input is invaluable to the drug evaluation process. On April 3, 2018, Celiac Disease Foundation Legislative Analyst, Alana Broe, attended the FDA’s Public Workshop on Keys to Effective Engagement with the Center for Disease Evaluation and Research […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation Submits Comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Proposed Rule: Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance

On February 21, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to modify the definition of short-term, limited duration insurance to exclude it from individual health insurance coverage. Short-term, limited duration plans (STLDPs) are not required to meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, as they are currently only intended for […]

The Celiac Disease Foundation Signs Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship

Maintaining political nonpartisanship is an essential component of all 501(c)(3) organizations, including religious congregations, charitable nonprofits, and foundations. Per the IRS tax code, in exchange for their tax-exempt status and the ability to receive tax-deductible contributions, 501(c)(3) organizations agree to not engage in “any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate […]

The Importance of Detecting Celiac Disease in Later Life

Researchers based in Finland and the UK recently conducted a review of existing literature on celiac disease in later life. The article, published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, highlights how celiac disease can often be missed in the elderly population due to the dismissal of subtle celiac disease symptoms, such as fatigue, as being due […]