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For a Gluten-Free Meal, Look Here:
A Web site founded by a Virginia woman offers dining and travel reviews for people who keep gluten-free diets — such as those with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that damages the intestine and blocks absorption of nutrients from food. In 2007, Karen Broussard, 41, of South Riding, came up with the idea for the site, Glutenfreetravelsite.com, after struggling to find restaurants with gluten-free options while on vacation in the Caribbean with her son, who has celiac disease. Users can search for venues with gluten-free options by town or Zip code using a Google Maps application.

Poison Control:
Safety Counts When Using Art Supplies
What child doesn’t love to draw, paint and color? What parent doesn’t have a refrigerator covered in children’s artwork? It’s important to keep in mind, however, that art products are a mixture of chemicals that deserve respect and careful handling to avoid poison exposures. (full article)

NEW Bulimia Nervosa Web Site Offers a Wealth of Information
The Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for family and friends web site provides in-depth information about the disorder. This is the only site that compares the effectiveness of treatments based on a comprehensive analysis of the available clinical evidence. Visit their website at www.bulimiaguide.org/ to read more.

Recalled car safety seats
Consumers can find out if a car safety seat has been recalled by calling the manufacturer or the Auto Safety Hotline at (888) DASH-2-DOT (888-327-4236) or visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Web site at : http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/childseat.cfm.
If the seat has been recalled, be sure to follow instructions to fix it or get the necessary parts. Consumers also may get a registration card to receive future recall notices by calling the hotline.


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