About the Author

Timothy Cole

Timothy Cole

Tim Cole has served nearly 30 years as executive vice president and editorial director of Belvoir Media Group, publisher of University Health News. In addition to oversight duties on University Health News, Tim directs the editorial output of Harvard Health Publications’ Harvard Health Letter, Harvard Heart Letter, Harvard Men’s Health Watch, and Harvard Women’s Health Watch.

Cole also oversees more than 60 special health reports from Harvard Health Publications, including the Harvard Annual Guide to Prostate Diseases and Harvard special health reports on Better Balance and Core Exercises.

Cole is also the editorial director of Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor, Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor, and Cleveland Clinic Arthritis Advisor; also Duke Medicine Health News, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mind, Mood and Memory, UCLA Medical Center’s Healthy Years, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Health and Nutrition Letter, Weill Cornell Medical College’s Women’s Health Advisor, and Weill Cornell Medical College’s Women’s Nutrition Connection.

In addition, Cole oversees production of numerous additional special health annuals including Heart Failure (Cleveland Clinic), Sleep Disorders (Weill Cornell Medical College), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other Lung Disorders (Duke Medicine), The Heart-Brain Diet (Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy), and Alzheimer’s Disease (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai).

In previous reporting assignments Tim wrote about ozone depletion research at The South Pole, the Russian space program, America's nuclear navy and first-person accounts of flying aboard a variety of American military aircraft, from the B1-B Lancer to the F-18 Hornet. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and holds a 100-ton Captain’s License issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, Sarah Smedley.

Articles by Timothy Cole

Celiac Symptoms: Not Just Stomach Ills

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Celiac Symptoms: Not Just Stomach Ills

You’re worried. You’ve got a blistering skin rash, and you suddenly have difficulty walking. It’s hard to get and stay asleep and you’re psychologically depressed. You wonder, “Are these celiac symptoms? How can a little thing like gluten be causing so much havoc?”

If so, remember that help is on the

Celiac Disease Symptoms: Get Ready For Related Conditions

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Celiac Disease Symptoms: Get Ready For Related Conditions

You’re experiencing celiac disease symptoms and your doctor suspects you may have celiac disease. That’s hard enough. But you also need to be aware that celiac disease symptoms can tee you up for a host of related disorders. Autoimmune disorders lead this list.

A 1999 Italian study published in the journal

Celiac Disease: How Do You Know If You Have It?

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Celiac Disease: How Do You Know If You Have It?

When it comes to a suspected case of Celiac disease or food allergy symptoms, everyone’s reaction is usually the same: “Okay, what am I in for? How much time will this take? Is there a gluten-free food list? And what will it cost?” Notions of how to care for loved

What’s Ailing You? We’re All Ears

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What’s Ailing You? We’re All Ears

At University Health News, we believe sound health information can empower people and even relieve symptoms—if knowledge leads to reduced stress and anxiety. Knowing more just makes us feel better. When you read about, ask about, and understand what’s ailing you, you may be helping yourself more than you know.

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What Is Gluten?

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What Is Gluten?

If you’ve been experiencing unresolved gastrointestinal issues after you eat, you may have wondered if you’re experiencing gluten sensitivity symptoms. That leads you—and millions of people just like you—to beg the question: What is gluten?

In a nutshell, gluten is a protein that causes some people to feel bloated, cramps, and

Celiac Disease Diet: Your Gluten-Free Planning Guide

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Celiac Disease Diet: Your Gluten-Free Planning Guide

Keeping a strict celiac disease diet—avoiding all foods that contain wheat, rye, or barley—is essential for those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. People on a gluten-free diet can eat a well-balanced menu with a wide variety of foods. Unprocessed meat, fish, rice, fruits, and vegetables do not contain

“Best Diet”: Is There Such a Thing?

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“Best Diet”: Is There Such a Thing?

The combination of that bulging muffin-top, those sore joints, and your lack of energy signals the pressing need to lose weight. Turning yourself into a calorie counter might help, but wouldn’t a respected weight-loss diet get you there more easily? So shouldn’t you adopt one of those “best diet” plans?

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Gluten-Free Baking: The Essence of the Gluten-Free Diet

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Gluten-Free Baking: The Essence of the Gluten-Free Diet

Mike and Mary are young marrieds who share more than a household. Mike has celiac disease and Mary has both gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance.

But they have more in common than just an aversion to gluten and their gluten-free diet regimen.

“We absolutely crave bread,” says Mary from her prim domicile

Living with Celiac Disease: Dining Out

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Living with Celiac Disease: Dining Out

Your new life with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity will require a lot of changes. You have to worry about your family, your child’s school lunch and snack programs-even holiday parties. But there’s no greater challenge than figuring out the strategies and tactics you’ll need to employ when you go