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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
CNN to Host Celiac Week: October 15-19
October is Celiac Awareness Month and CNN has joined in with the effort to educate Americans about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

Beginning Monday Oct. 15, tune in to CNN from 9am-Noon EST.

CNN Newsroom Anchor Heidi Collins, a fellow celiac sufferer will air a series of segments during her show to highlight several aspects of celiac disease.

Here is a sneak preview of CNN's Celiac Week.

Watch the segment now on

Monday: What is celiac disease?
Dr. Aline Charabaty of Georgetown University Medical Center's Division of Gastroenterology will join CNN's Heidi Collins in the Newsroom to discuss the basics of celiac disease, diagnosis and treatment with a gluten-free diet.

Tuesday: "Non-Gastrointestinal Complications of Celiac Disease"
Dr. Richard Mandel of the Center for Advanced Orthopedics in Philadelphia will discuss the orthopedic complications of celiac disease and celiac patients can improve bone health. Also in the CNN Newsroom, Dr. Robert Mangione, dean of the St. Johns University College of Pharmacy, will explain how gluten in medication can impact celiac patients and discuss the immediate need for labeling of gluten in medication.

Wednesday: "Gluten-Free School Lunches"

Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI) will offer tips for safely sending celiac children to school and federal school lunch requirements to provide gluten-free meals.

Thursday: "Hope with Celiac Disease"
Vanessa Maltin of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Beyond Rice Cakes author will be on CNN discussing new resources available to help patients cope with celiac disease including cookbooks, video podcasts, cupcake parties and celiac camps.

Friday: "Gluten-Free Dining in Restaurants"
Tips for managing food allergies at restaurants and how patients can ensure a safe dining experience.

So, be sure to tune in to CNN from Oct. 15-19 to hear from some of the nations' top celiac disease experts and learn some great tips for managing a gluten-free lifestyle.

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Blogger Carrie said...

Erin! I'm so jealous you were able to meet Shauna!! I bet that was the bomb of a cooking class! How fun!! I'm hoping one day she'll venture out to the southeastern US! I would happily drive to see her, but NYC was a little far from North Carolina! I love your happy gluten-free site!!

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