A gluten-free me: A spotlight on celiac disease

Gluten is a protein primarily found in wheat, rye and barley. The purpose of gluten is to help maintain the food’s shape. Some of the most common gluten heavy foods are breads, pastas, cereals, sauces, salad dressings and beer. You may have noticed more “gluten free” options in your local grocery store or on restaurant…
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Avoiding foodborne illness at your next backyard barbeque

While this summer may look different, the opportunity to host a virtual potluck or socially distant cookout remains. With any occasion where self-prepared food is involved, there is a chance for people to be exposed to a foodborne illness. Foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, often occurs when the food has been contaminated by disease-causing…
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Dating in the time of COVID

Dating is never easy and it’s harder than ever during a pandemic. As with other interactions in life, taking advantage of technology and planning for safety is key. Dating apps and ways to connect virtually should be the first step. If you hit it off, the next step is a virtual discussion to vet your…
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What is sepsis?

Sepsis is your body’s extreme and life-threatening response to infection (CDC, 2019). More importantly, sepsis is a medical emergency. What are the warning signs of sepsis? The warning signs of sepsis can resemble many other health conditions. Be aware of the following: Fever, shivering, or feeling very cold Clammy or sweaty skin High heart rate…
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