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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.”

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Radon is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in U.S.

Community Radiology Offers Breast Screenings to Uninsured Women in Montgomery County, MD

OLNEY, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Radiology Associates (CRA) www.communityradiology.com is collaborating with other healthcare organizations to provide digital mammograms, and where appropriate, ultrasound, to uninsured residents of Montgomery County, MD.  These breast imaging services are provided at CRA's Olney Imaging Center to help uninsured women detect potential breast cancer at an early stage.

Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center Hosts Classes and Meetings in October and November

The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, will host a variety of classes and meetings in October and November. A description of these offering is listed below:

• Evening ESOL Classes. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes continue to be open to new students. The Beginner and Intermediate ESOL classes, for all adults who want to learn English, meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost for the classes is $20. There is also a $20 book fee. To sign up for a class or to receive more information, call 240-777-8400.

No Evidence of Cancer Cluster in Poolesville by Meghan Tierney, Montgomery Gazette

An expanded look at cancer cases in Poolesville has found no evidence of unusual patterns or frequencies.

Officials with Montgomery County's Department of Health and Human Services and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene presented their final report from a joint investigation into a suspected cancer cluster in Poolesville at Monday night's commissioners meeting.

A cancer cluster is defined as a greater than expected number of cases of similar cancers occurring in a short period of time among people who live or work near each other.

The study began in December 2008 after county health officials were contacted by a town resident concerned about the town's water quality. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assisted with the study during the first six months at the departments' request.