HearSay Health: May 23, 2012

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HearSay Health: May 23, 2012

Segment A: Celiac Disease

1.5 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, as reported by the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. Sometimes referred to as a wheat or gluten allergy, this autoimmune disorder has varying and seemingly unrelated symptoms that can make accurate diagnosis difficult. On this edition of HearSay Health, Cathy Lewis discusses the risk factors associated with celiac disease and how one sufferer is living happily as a "gluten-free girl."

Scheduled Guests:

Shauna James Ahern
- Author, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef and Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too


Brian Sullivan, MD - Celiac disease sufferer and specialist, Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater


Segment B: Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. This month, HearSay with Cathy Lewis is helping raise awareness about this life-threatening medical emergency. We'll share some preventative measures and alert you to the warning signs of an impending stroke. We'll also share the harrowing story of a stroke and heart attack survivor.

Scheduled Guests:

Kim Warren - Clinical Director of Neuroscience for Bon Secours Hampton Roads, including Maryview, Depaul, Harbour View, and Mary Immaculate.


Gail Alexander-Wright - 41-year-old heart attack and stroke survivor



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