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Celiac disease 101

January 15, 2015

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Celiac disease 101 by Heather Demeritte —  “You have celiac disease,” your doctor finally tells you after months, maybe even years of insufferable periods of abdomen pain and embarrassing trips to the bathroom. So what exactly is celiac disease? Is it contagious or life threatening? Who else has it? Many questions may enter your mind, […]

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Supermarket choices impact kids’ health

December 25, 2014

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Supermarket choices impact kids’ health by Dr. Nimali Fernando —  According to the United States Census Bureau, supermarkets and grocery stores are a $466 billion industry. With nearly 65,000 stores nationwide, supermarkets are designed to meet the needs of those looking for convenient foods, those who want to cook from scratch and everything in between. […]

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Understand food labels

April 17, 2014

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Understand food labels by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Food labels are managed in tandem by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which handles meats, animal products, grains and produce, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversees grocery items and the labels related to nutrition characteristics, like calories, fat content and vitamins. These […]

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Allergy warnings cause confusion

September 16, 2012

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About 12 million Americans have some degree of food allergy, with severe food allergies triggering as many as 30,000 emergency room visits annually, and 150 to 200 deaths. Food labels help people with allergies avoid ingredients that could make them ill. An amendment to the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 went […]

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