As things continue to evolve with COVID-19, we are joined by world renowned celiac expert Dr. Peter Green, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Green illuminates us about the need for further studies to really understand how those with celiac disease will be affected by this virus and is currently setting up an international database to forward his research.
This has been a challenging and scary time to say the least, so to gain some clarity on the Coronavirus and Celiac Disease we reached out to Dr. Benny Kerzner, Pediatric Gastroenterologist and creator of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's National Health System. Dr. Kerzner helps shed some light on how the virus impacts those of us with celiac disease.
Cam hasn't done much long distance travel lately, but he and his dad, Brian, recently packed their bags and headed to the Los Angeles area and ultimately on a trek to Big Bear National park for some skiing and snow boarding. In part 1 of their adventure, we hear about how they prepped for their trip, a rough beginning at the airport in Chicago, and how they satisfied their huge hunger once they arrived. Look for part 2 next week!
We are so excited that the Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act was introduced as a Bill in Congress at the end of 2019. It been a long time coming and we hope it becomes a law soon! We also speculate on celiac diagnosis rates. Is it time for some of the numbers related to celiac diagnosis to be updated? Is it time for a "celiac census?"