Celiac disease: going gluten-free isn’t just a fad

By , March 5th, 2013 | Nutrition | 0 Comments

Celiac diseaseAmber Hayes, M.D., Renown Medical Group

It’s estimated that 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease, and most don’t realize it.

Celiac disease is a chronic small bowel disorder that has a spectrum of symptoms related to inflammation and inability to properly absorb nutrients from exposure to a protein called gluten that is found in wheat and barley.

Symptoms in children and adults can include abdominal pain, bloating, chronic recurrent diarrhea, mal-nutrition, and weight loss. Testing for celiac disease generally includes a screening blood test and upper endoscopy procedure to sample the tissue for characteristic changes in the …

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Tune in to “36 Hours for Kids” Radiothon

By , February 26th, 2013 | Events | 0 Comments

Join Alice 96.5 and Northern Nevada Children’s Miracle Network in fundraising for quality children’s health care. Alice 96.5 will broadcast live from Renown Children’s Hospital for “36 Hours for Kids” Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2.

Tune in to hear heartwarming children’s stories, local celebrities such as Whitney Myer, and much more.

Visit Alice 96.5 to see how you can donate.

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Pregnancy After the age of 35 – What You Should Know

By , February 21st, 2013 | Pregnancy | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physicians AssistantTamsen Carson, Physician’s Assistant

The biggest concern with pregnancy after age 35 is the increased risk for genetic problems, specifically Down’s Syndrome. That risk increases exponentially the older you get, so if you are 35 your risk for the baby having Down’s Syndrome is 1 in 350. If you are 40 the risk goes up to 1 in 85, then up to 1 in 35 at age 45.

Because the risk for genetic problems is increased, the risk of miscarriage increases. Severe cramping and bleeding are a few indicators of a possible miscarriage.

The most important part of pregnancy at this age is preparedness; you …

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