In an effort to give voice to the celiac disease community in important areas of healthcare reform, on February 15, 2018, Alana Broe, the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Legislative Analyst, attended the National Health Council (NHC) Conference: Ensuring the Patient Voice in Quality. This educational program connected patients, disease advocacy organizations, and quality measuring organizations to […]
Accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity through research, education, and advocacy.
On December 12, 2017, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance to drug manufacturers to voluntarily label medications that do not contain gluten with the following statement: “Contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, or rye).” The FDA granted a 60 day period to submit comments and suggestions regarding this draft […]
No one likes invasive medical procedures; doctors and researchers are always on the lookout for ways to diagnose celiac disease that avoid intestinal biopsy. This is especially true when it comes to babies and children. A recent study conducted in Spain and published in Revista Espanola De Enfermedades Digestivas evaluated the accuracy of a point-of-care […]
Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2018) – The Celiac Disease Foundation, the nation’s leading disease advocacy organization for celiac disease, announces the appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors is Courtney de Balmann for the 2018-2020 term. “Courtney’s passion, talent, and guidance will help further the mission of […]
Using data gathered on children born in Bavaria, Germany between the years 2005-2007, researchers sought to make a connection between gastrointestinal or respiratory infections and the development of celiac disease. In each case, medical records were reviewed for treated infections up to age two, and then for any subsequent diagnosis of celiac disease. The study […]
Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a widely prevalent bacterium that causes abdominal cramping and diarrhea in affected individuals. In the United States, close to half a million people contract C.diff infection each year, and approximately 1.5% of those infected die as a direct result of the bacterium. Infection rates are highest in the elderly and in […]