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The Difference Between Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

You’re probably seeing a lot more “gluten-free” options on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus these days. That’s because gluten—proteins found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger your body to attack the lining of your small intestine if you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can damage the lining

Ask the Experts: Alzheimer’s Diagnosis; Blood Groups; Kefir

Q. Our father’s doctor has told us our father is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He hasn’t told our father, and we’re unsure if we should, since it’s such upsetting news. Can you advise us on the best way to proceed?
A. I sympathize with your dilemma, and understand

Q&A: Brain Aneurysm; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; ALS

Q. My husband has a small brain aneurysm. What are the chances that it will rupture?
A. Brain aneurysms are weak, bulging areas in arteries that supply blood to the brain. They have a greater chance of rupturing if they are growing larger than if they remain stable, according to recent

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

If you have a list of foods that you regularly avoid because they cause nausea, hives, swelling, cramping, gas, or diarrhea, it’s natural to assume that you’re suffering from a food allergy. But it may not be what it seems. While some of these reactions are distinctly related to allergies,

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Although constipation is a symptom of an underlying problem that should be addressed, sometimes urgent action is required to move things along. This simple, safe mineral is one of the best constipation remedies.

Bothered by Muscle Spasms? 9 Tips to Put Them Behind You

Bothered by Muscle Spasms? 9 Tips to Put Them Behind You

Muscle spasms happen due to the sudden contraction of a muscle: The affected muscle pulls tight and may also feel harder than usual.

Muscle spasms can range from minor (for example, the leg or foot cramps you might experience at night sometimes) to more serious (lower back muscle spasms that might

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

In addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the body and is necessary for normal cell function, transmission of nerve signals, secretion of hormones, blood coagulation, muscle contraction, and muscle relaxation.

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