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Bed Bugs – Dr. Jeffrey Levin

Prior to World War I, nearly 30 percent of all homes were infested with bed bugs. Widespread use of pesticides such as DDT all but eradicated bed bugs for nearly 50 years. But with declining use of pesticides and the elimination of DDT, bed bugs have staged a comeback and are reported in all 50 states. There is even an iPhone app that allows users to track bed bug sightings. Dr. Jeffrey Levin of the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler discusses bed bugs in this post to healthconnection.tv.

What are bed bugs and where do they come from? (first question)

What do bed bugs look like? (skip to 1:03)

Why are we hearing about bed bugs now? (skip to 1:33)

How do I know if I have bed bugs in my home? (skip to 2:36)

How is an infestation of bed bugs treated? (skip to 3:31)

What are the signs and symptoms of bed bug bites and how are they treated? (skip to 5:24)

Are bed bugs like ticks or mosquitoes, can they spread more serious disease? (skip to 6:35)

Is there anything to be done to prevent an infestation in one’s home? (skip to 7:16)

How can I check to see if a hotel I am staying in has bed bugs? (skip to 8:35)

Celiac Disease – Dr. Monte Smith

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder in which damage to the small intestine interferes with the absorption of food. Persons with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Persons with celiac disease that eat gluten-containing foods damage small structures in the small intestine called villi, resulting in an inability to absorb nutrients from food no matter what food the individual eats. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Monte Smith discusses diagnosing, managing and treating celiac disease in this installment of Health Connection.

What is celiac disease? (first question)

What causes celiac disease? (skip to 1:27)

What are the symptoms of celiac disease? (skip to 2:14)

How is celiac disease diagnosed? (skip to 2:56)

How is celiac disease treated? (skip to 3:57)

What types of foods are off-limits in a gluten-free diet? (skip to 4:33)

Is there any way to prevent getting celiac disease? (skip to 5:25)

Does celiac disease run in families? (skip to 5:55)

What happens when celiac disease is left untreated? (skip to 6:33)

What are the long-term effects on the body from celiac disease? (skip to 7:58)

Aside from diet, are there any other ways to manage celiac disease? (skip to 8:32)

Assuming the patient complies with dietary restrictions, can he or she expect a normal lifespan? (skip to 9:13)