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Dear Dietitian – What are the differences among gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, and wheat allergies?

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Dear Dietitian,

I've been experiencing a lot of digestive problems like stomach cramping and bloating. My friend has celiac disease and thinks I may have it, too. I have an appointment with my doctor and have been reading up on celiac disease. I don't understand the differences between gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, and wheat allergy. Can you help?

Susan

Dear Susan,

School start times and screen time late in the evening exacerbate sleep deprivation in US teenagers

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With the school year underway around the U.S., parents and caregivers are once again faced with the age-old struggle of wrangling groggy kids out of bed in the morning. For parents of preteens and teenagers, it can be particularly challenging.

Viruses may be ‘watching’ you – some microbes lie in wait until their hosts unknowingly give them the signal to start multiplying and kill them

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If the enemy of your enemy is your friend, phages are certainly your friends. Phages control bacterial populations in nature, and clinicians are increasingly using them to treat bacterial infections that do not respond to antibiotics.

Dear Dietitian – Weight loss and polycystic ovarian syndrome

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Dear Dietitian, 

I have lowered my total cholesterol by 100 points to a healthy level, but I haven't lost weight. I've been trying to lose weight, but it has consistently stayed the same. Is this normal? 

I was recently diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which may have something to do with it. Still, it's frustrating to do so well for my cholesterol and not see any changes. 

Georgia

Dear Georgia,

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hands Air Force class action plaintiffs a win in vaccine mandate lawsuit

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(The Center Square) - A panel of three Sixth Circuit judges have denied the Air Force's attempt to overturn class certification granted to all members of the Air Force by a federal district court judge in July. In doing so, they handed another win to roughly 10,000 airmen and women fighting against the Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.