Celiac Disease Awareness Month on October, 2017: Where can I find a list of appreciation and awareness months?

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Where can I find a list of appreciation and awareness months?

Full List of Awareness Dates

January

1-31 National Blood Donor Month

1-31 Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

1-31 Poison Prevention Awareness Month

1-31 Financial Wellness Month

4-11 Women's Self-Empowerment Week

7-11 National Thank Your Customers Week

17 Customer Service Day

21-27 Hunt For Happiness Week

25-31 NYC Restaurant Week

29 Chinese New Year

February

1-30 Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

1-30 National Parent Leadership Month

1-30 Plant The Seeds Of Greatness Month

1-30 Library Lovers Month

1-30 Youth Leadership Month

1-30 National Weddings Month

1-30 Time Management Month

1-30 American Hear Month

1-30 Black History Month

1-7 Women's Heart Health Week

6 Ash Wednesday

6-13 National Patient Recognition Week

11-18 Heart Failure Awareness Week

12 Abraham Lincoln Birthday

12 NAACP Founded

14 Valentines Day

15 Susan B. Anthony Day

17 George Washingtons Birthday

18 Presidents' Day

March

1-30 American Red Cross Month

1-30 National Parent Leadership Month

1-30 Honor Society Awareness Month

1-30 Irish-American Heritage Month

1-30 National Athletic Training Month

1-30 National Caffeine Awareness Month

1-30 National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Month

1-30 National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month

1-30 National Collision Awareness Month

1-30 National Ethics Awareness Month

1-30 National Eye Donor Month

1-30 National Kidney Month

1-30 National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

1-30 National Nutrition Month

1-30 National Social Work Month

1-30 National Womens History Month

1-30 National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week

1-30 Poison Prevention Awareness Month

1-30 Steroid Abuse Prevention Month

April

1-30 Alcohol Awareness Month

1-30 Cesarean Awareness Month

1-30 Cancer Control Month

1-30 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

1-30 Jazz Appreciation Month

1-30 National Autism Awareness Month

1-30 National Child Abuse Prevention Month

1-30 National Infant Immunization Month

1-30 National Occupational Therapy Month

1-30 National Oral Health Month

1-30 Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

3 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

3 National Public Health Week (Climate Change)

4-10 Brain Tumor Action Week

5 Kick Butts Day (Tobacco-Free Kids)

6 National Alcohol Screening Day

7 World Health Day

11 National D.A.R.E. Day

11 World Parkinson's Day

14 Children With Alopecia Day (Alopecia Awareness)

16-20 Consumer Awareness Week

16 World Hemophilia Day

17 National Stress Awareness Day

20 Passover

19-26 National Infant Immunization Week

20-26 National Window Safety Week

21-28 Administrative Professionals Week

22 Earth Day

23 Administrative Professionals Day

25-30 National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Week

26 March for Babies (Walk America)

May

1-31 Haitian Heritage Month

1-31 American Stroke Month

1-31 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

1-31 Awareness of Medical Orphans Month

1-31 Family Wellness Month

1-31 Better Hearing and Speech Month

1-31 Better Sleep Month (Stress/Insomnia)

1-31 Clean Air Month

1-31 Correct Posture Month

1-31 Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month

1-31 Healthy Vision Month

1-31 International Victorious Woman Month

1-31 Lyme Disease Awareness Month

1-31 Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

1-31 Motorcycle Safety Month

1-31 National Arthritis Month

1-31 National Athsma and Allergy Awareness Month

1-31 National Cancer Research Month month

1-31 National Celiac Disease Awareness month

1-31 National Hepatitis Awareness Month

1-31 National High Blood Pressure Education Month

1-31 National Mental Health Month

1-31 National Neurofibromatosis Month

1-31 National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

1-31 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

1-31 National Preservation Month

1-31 National Shoes for Orphans Month

1-31 National Stroke Awareness Month

1-31 Older Americans Month (Senior Citizens Month)

1-31 Skin Cancer Awareness Month

1-31 Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

1-31 Women's Health Care Month

1-31 Ultraviolet Awareness Month

1 May Day

1 Ascension Day

1 Law Day

1 Loyalty Day

1 World Athsma Day

1 National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

3 National Day of Prayer

3 United Nations World Press Freedom Day

3 Kentucky Derby

4-10 Brain Tumor Action Week

4-10 Be Kind to Animals Week

5 Cinco de Mayo

8 World Red Cross Day

8 VE-Day Anniversary

10 World Lupus Day

11 Pentecost

11 Mother's Day

12-16 National Neuropathy Week

12 World Fair Trade Day

12 International CFS Awareness Day

12 National Women's Check-up Day

14-25 Cannes Film Festival

15 Peace Officer Memorial Day

18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

19-25 Recreation Water Illness Prevention Week

24 National Schizophrenia Awareness Day

26 Memori

Does anyone have CELIAC DISEASE? Or does your child?

Does anyone have CELIAC DISEASE? Or does your child?

Hi there! I am glad you asked, because my husband and i have learned that our first son had this, and they also think that our 7 month old may have this. It can be scary at first. Our first son passed away, partially because of the severity of his condition. We did not learn about Celiac Disease until after he had passed away, because we never knew about it when he was alive.But now that we have learned about it, we know what to watch out for in our 7 month old.

Here is some information for you that might help:

Celiac Disease (CD) is caused by an allergic reaction to the proteins in several types of grains (wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats) called glutens/gliadins. This allergic reaction causes an autoimmune reaction to develop in the intestinal tract. The autoimmune reaction is an attack by the immune system against the person's own cells in the intestines. This damages the lining of the intestines and leads to malabsorption and weight loss (and all kinds of other symptoms are possible).

Celiac disease is quite common, ocurring in 1 person in 100. Sadly, most doctors lack adequate knowledge and awareness of this condition. As a result only about 3% of people with the condition get properly diagnosed in the U.S.

Simple blood tests for certain antibodies can usually make the proper diagnosis. Occassionally, antibody tests of stool samples are needed.

Treatment consists of absolute avoidance of all sources of wheat, rye, barley and possibly oats (they often get 'contaminated' by the other grains). Please discuss this with your doctors. If they are not aware or are strongly resistant to considering the possibility of this diagnosis refer them (and yourself) to the April 2005 supplement of the medical journal "Gastroenterology". The entire issue is about this disease. You can download this from their website.

Lastly, it won't hurt if you try excluding these grains from your daughters diet. However, you must learn about the many, many hidden sources (wheat flour, 'flavorings', etc) of these grains in foods. Total avoidance is needed. You will need to make your daughter's foods 'from scratch' - fresh fruits, veggies, wholegrain rice, beans, etc. to be sure the foods are 'pure'. You can also buy organic foods to replace the others.

I hope all goes well for you and your daughter. If your daughter does have this condition, then be glad that it was discovered before it was too late.

Also, you might want to get yourself tested! Most likely, you or your daughter's fatehr is a carrier of this. Many people have Celiac Disease and don't even know it. That's because it usually is most noticable in babies and children. As an adult, some other symptoms may be unexplained anemia (low iron in the blood), and seizures or any kind. Weight gain or loss, not associated to eatting, is also a clue in adult.

If you ever need to talk, i'm here. I know how trouvbling it can be to learn something serious about your child. Good luck!

Pill for Celiacs..?

Pill for Celiacs..?

Here's some info on upcoming Phase II clinical trials for AT-1001:

How to Participate in the Trial:

To participate in the trial, you must be:

1. Age between 18 and 72 years

2. Diagnosed with celiac disease for more than 6 months

3. Negative anti-tissue Transglutaminase

4. On a gluten-free diet for at least six months

5. BMI between 18.5 and 38

Exclusion criteria—You may NOT participate if you are any of the following:

1. Current smoker

2. Has chronic active GI disease other than celiac disease (ex. Crohn’s, Colitis)

3. Has Diabetes

4. Unable to abstain from alcohol consumption for 48 hours prior to each intestinal permeability collection

5. Unable to refrain from consuming non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents for 48 hours prior to intestinal permeability collection

6. Participated in any clinical drug study within the past 30 days or has had previous exposure to AT-1001

7. Presents with or has a history of dermatitis herpetiformis.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: clintrials@albatherapeutics.com or call Alba Therapeutics directly at 1-877-415-3282. There are currently 23 study locations nationwide.

Vanessa Maltin

Director of Programming & Communications

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2225

Arlington, VA 22209

484-362-2678 ext. 103

215-692-2639 cell

vanessa@celiaccentral.org

www.celiaccentral.org

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