Second Opinion "Celiac Disease"

Second Opinion "Celiac Disease"

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 3:00pm

Pictured: (l-r) Louis J. Papa M.D., Daniel Leffler M.D. M.S., R. John Looney M.D., Peter Salgo M.D., Alice Bast

Find out how millions of Americans with Celiac Disease live "gluten-free".

This week, viewers learn about Celiac Disease. Nearly three million Americans suffer from Celiac Disease, which means their systems cannot tolerate gluten or products made with wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac Disease is a hereditary, autoimmune digestive disorder and has varying symptoms, which makes it difficult to diagnose. Discover how a gluten-free diet results in greatly-improved health for those suffering from this disease. Second Opinion "Celiac Disease" airs Saturday, October 5 at 3 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In addition to the weekly broadcast, Second Opinion engages and educates viewers online through a comprehensive Web site at Viewers can find in-depth background on numerous diseases and conditions. Viewers can also watch select full episodes including this week's episode, Celiac Disease.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.