May 27, 2009
by Dr. John Overholt
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Gluten and Allergy

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  In persons with celiac disease (formerly celiac sprue, aka gluten sensitive enteropathy), eating gluten causes an inflammatory response in the bowel leading to abdominal pain, diarrhea, and malabsorption.  The latter … Continue reading

May 11, 2009
by Dr. Michael Norvell
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Asthma Control Test

During Spring, many people find that their asthma gets worse.  They experience tightness in their chest, shortness of breath, and an increased cough.  Albuterol use increases.  Patients experience this secondary to the increased tree and grass pollen. If you think your asthma … Continue reading