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Tips for Going Gluten Free


Many products on the store shelves today carry the words “gluten free” on them. But just what does that mean, and why is it there? The label means plenty!  But in a nutshell, it means avoiding wheat, spelt, barley and rye, and a variety of other grain-based ingredients. Gluten-free foods are being sought out by many people, including the over 3 million people who have celiac disease, as well as millions more who have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. The good news it that while it may seem like going gluten free is a daunting task, it is actually isn’t all that difficult!

5 Things You May Not Know About Acupuncture

Each year, millions of people in America use acupuncture, a traditional Chinese approach to improving health. While acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it has become increasingly popular in America over the past few decades. Still, many people are not familiar with what it is and what it can be used for.

“Acupuncture is an effective way to treat many different ailments that people experience,” explains Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com), located in McLean, VA.  “While some people may be skeptical at first, they end up as fans, after they try acupuncture and see how it helps improve their health and well being.”

Prince George’s County Health Department Offering Free Dental Screenings From Children

Prince George’s County Health Department Offering Free Dental Screenings From Children

This story comes to us from Dellia Williams:

Free dental screenings for children 0 to 18 years of age will be offered at the Cheverly Health Center on a walk-in basis.  Throughout the month of February, in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Prince George’s County Health Department’s Dental Health program will offer free screenings to children 0 to 18 years of age. 

 

Prince George's County Launches HIV Awareness Campaign

The Prince George’s County Health Department is hosting a press conference to launch its HIV Awareness Campaign, responding to the alarming levels of HIV cases in Prince George’s County.

“Maryland ranks fourth in the United States and territories for the number of HIV cases reported,” said Dr. Donald Shell, M.D., M.A., Health Officer for the Health Department. “We hope that this campaign will raise awareness about the prevalence of HIV in the area and urge residents to get tested and treated.”

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Prince George’s County Health Department

Headquarters Building

1701 McCormick Drive, Suite 200

Conference Room

Largo, MD  20774