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Today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. The first awareness day was held in 2010. The date, September 13th, was chosen in honor of Dr. Samuel Gee who was a leader in celiac disease research. He was born September 13, 1939. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that impacts the gastrointestinal system. Those diagnosed with… Read More »
Whether it was from the classroom or the back of a cereal box, Millennials are probably familiar with the Food Pyramid. But when the USDA released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the pyramid was updated to MyPlate as a more eye-catching and less complicated model for healthier eating. Take a look at the two:… Read More »
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »
The World Health Organization has released the newest version of the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11. The ICD tracks health trends and statistics globally. The nearly 55,000 unique codes identify injuries, diseases, symptoms, and causes of death. These codes are the common language that health care professionals use to share information worldwide. This new version… Read More »
June is Men’s Health Month. Coming up is also Men’s Health Week, which takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day. This year’s dates are June 11-17, 2018. According to menshealthmonth.org, “the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease… Read More »