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Gluten sensitivity may indicate celiac disease

Published on July 28, 2014 By Frank Guillard, MD, internal medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Celiac disease is an immune disorder triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. The disease is considered common, affecting 2 to 3 million people in the United States.

A person with celiac disease has antibodies to gluten. When gluten is eaten, the antibodies react to gluten in the small intestine causing inflammation and damage. This leads to symptoms such as pain, bloating, diarrhea, and nausea. The damaged intestine also effects absorption of food and nutrients which can cause many other symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, nerve disorders, weight loss, thin bones, ras...

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Support the fight against breast cancer by “painting the park pink”

Published on July 24, 2014

The State College Spikes will be holding a special Paint the Park Pink night this Sunday, August 3, to help raise money for breast cancer awareness and honor survivors and those battling the disease while having a blast at the game against the Hudson Valley Renegades.

The Spikes' players will be wearing special breast cancer ribbon jerseys in support of the fight against breast cancer, which fans can bid on during a silent auction. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free drawstring bag.

The family friendly event will feature numerous educational opport...

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