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Celiac is on CNN.com!

It is listed at the top, under "latest news"

The headline is "Bread, Pizza can threaten the life of mother, son"

It is a great video under "Health Minute: Celiac Disease"

Dr. Cynthia Rudert, a top Celiac doctor in Atlanta, is interviewed as well.

Check it out!

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I just looked at it--that was a very good segment.

Thanks, Laura :)

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Celiac is on CNN.com!

It is listed at the top, under "latest news"

The headline is "Bread, Pizza can threaten the life of mother, son"

It is a great video under "Health Minute: Celiac Disease"

Dr. Cynthia Rudert, a top Celiac doctor in Atlanta, is interviewed as well.

Check it out!

thank you for sharing that. It is nice to see it being talked about a little more lately

paula

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I saw a blip about celiac on a local news station here in Seattle yesterday. It was maybe 15 seconds long and didn't say any of the symptoms and was very vauge. But I guess at least it is getting out there. My 82 y/o neighbor called me because she saw it also. She had never heard of it until she met me. She was excited to see something about it.

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I saw a link which said bread and pizza can threathen the lives of son and mom. I clicked on it and it is a video online about Celiac Disease.

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I think we owe a lot of it to Heidi Collins, the CNN anchor who has Celiac and is a spokeperson for Celiac awareness.

I'll take it however I can!

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I agree, when I was diagnosed I had absolutely no hope of it ever becoming a common knowledge disease. Since it was so "rare" back then.

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Laura

just watched and said it wasn't a allergy, intollerance but a auto immune disease...FINALLY...

hope you don't mind but did a cut and paste and put on Daily Strength.

Thanks Laura

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Nope, don't mind at all, Judy. It is now listed under the "health" section though...moved from the front page.

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THANKS LAURA...SO GLAD YOU DIDN'T MIND ME STEALING IT.

I'LL BUMP IT UP TO THE FRONT PAGE

PEOPLE NEED TO SEE IT, RIGHT?

j

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