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Is the gluten-free diet just a fad?

Thirty percent of adults are now avoiding gluten, but less than 1% actually have celiac disease. So do the rest have gluten sensitivity or are they just jumping on the latest health bandwagon? Gluten is a protein commonly found in whole grains like wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where […]

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First Bedside Genetic Test Identifies Right Drug for Stent Patients

For many cardiac patients who receive stents–tiny tubes that help restore blood flow through clogged arteries–a gene that is responsible for processing a common anti-clotting drug can complicate their recovery. Worldwide, there are more than 2 million stent procedures performed each year, about 528,000 in the U.S. alone. But up to 30 percent of Caucasians […]

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World AIDS Day: Treatment as Prevention to Halt HIV/AIDS Epidemic

This is the story I wrote for GE Healthy Outlook last summer about the breakthrough study in nine countries that proved conclusively that treating people quickly who are infected can halt the transmission of HIV by almost 100%. This week, delegates are meeting in Washington D.C. for the 19th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2012, to […]

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