Tuesday, October 16, 2007

CNN to host Celiac Disease Week

For those of you with cable television and access to the news channel CNN, October 15th-19th CNN will feature a series of segments highlighting several aspects of Celiac Disease. CNN is joining in on the October Celiac Awareness Month to assist with educating Americans about Coeliac Disease and the Gluten-Free diet.

It turns out that CNN news anchor Heidi Collins is a Celiac sufferer, and during her show (9AM-Noon EST) starting on Monday October 15th, she'll present the following news:

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.

1 comment:

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

Cool. Good to know.
Thanks for letting me know about it!