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Celiac Disease – A Missed Diagnosis

I wanted to share an interesting article on celiac disease that was presented recently in the Well Blog section of the NY Times. I felt it raised a few very important points regarding celiac sprue, namely: 1.  The disease tends to run in families and first degree relatives of patients with...

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What is Barretts Esophagus?

Barretts Esophagus is a change in the lining of the esophagus or food pipe thought to be caused from chronic acid refluxing into the esophagus from the stomach (GERD or acid reflux).  The change in cellular structure is also known as Intestinal Metaplasia of the esophagus and results from chronic injury...

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Top 10 Reasons to Join a Celiac Support Group

Recently, I ran into Bernice Hettesheimer at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Endoscopy section.  For those of you who don’t know her, Bernice is a retired endoscopy nurse who now runs the Jersey Shore Celiac Support Group. She writes about the Top 10 Reasons to Join Jersey Shore Celiac Support...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Celiac Disease

We see many patients in the office that present with a label of IBS.  Many of these patients have chronic troubling gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and / or abdominal pain.  I am often surprised at how many of these patients have been given a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel...

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance – Is there a difference?

Interesting article recently published online on Yahoo Food regarding Celiac disease and Gluten intolerance.   Certainly, there is a difference in these two conditions.   Patients with gluten intolerance have similar and sometimes identical symptoms to those with Celiac disease, however there are important differences.  First, patients with gluten intolerance do...

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Time to Be Screened for Those Over 50 Colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon and rectum, which affects both men and women, is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Every year, more than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people...

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Get Checked for Celiac Disease

For our first Blog topic we thought we would share some myths and misconceptions about a common gastrointestinal disease, Celiac Disease aka Celiac Sprue. Myth #1 : Celiac Disease is rare and it is unlikely that I have it.Fact: The fact is that the incidence of Celiac Disease in the population is...

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