Abdominal Discomfort: Could It Be Celiac?

By Tara L. Lautenslager, MD

Tara L. Lautenslager, MD

Tara L. Lautenslager, MD

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye. People who develop celiac disease have specific genes linked to this condition. Approximately …

New Fitness Class at Ripa – Zumba Mashup!

zumba mashup classZumba Mashup is an easy-to-follow cardio/toning/stretching interval class. The workout combines hot latin dance styles with sculpting and cardio kickboxing moves. Pilates stretches are used for cool down and to increase flexibility.

This class is fun, energetic and a great …

Grill Without Guilt!

bbqSummer is the perfect time to use your grill. However, concerns have emerged recently about potentially cancer-causing compounds: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These compounds form when fat from the meat drips onto the hot coals or …

Immunizations: What To Get and When

vaccinationAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month. Ask your health care professional about which vaccines are right for you and be sure that your immunizations are up to date. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

Flu Vaccine: All …