Nothing Silly About Celiac Disease

By Riva Preil May marks National Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Celiac Disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that can occur in people of all ages, many of whom have a genetic predisposition. This genetic predisposition is a variation of the typical HLA allele (with the variant being either HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8), …

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month!

By Riva Preil Celebrate Arthritis Awareness Month this May with Beyond Basics Physical Therapy!  Arthritis is a musculoskeletal disorder that affects more than 50 million Americans.  It can be sub-categorized into many different diseases, including Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and Juvenile Arthritis (JA, an autoimmune disorder among children below age 16).  Some misunderstand the …

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