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HVP - September 2014

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Page 4 of 45 ■ Hudson Valley Parent 5 ...We take care of kids... 104 Fulton Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Phone: 845.452.1700 THE PEDIATRICIANS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY SM Fishkill Hopewell Junction Hyde Park Kingston Modena Newburgh Pawling Poughkeepsie Rhinebeck Originally from Rochester, NY, Dr. Gearing is a New York State native who is happy putting roots down in the Hudson Valley, where he not only gives young patients his full-time attention, but also volunteers and works with at-risk youth populations. His medical inter- ests range from childhood obesity to hematology but he is equally adept at all phases of pediatric medicine. That's what Bobby loves about The Children's Medical Group. It's all about kids, and he enjoys working with experienced professionals who excel at what they do. Nine "local" offices offer comprehensive medical services from birth through adolescence. Need a same-day appointment? We've got that. Responsive emergency intervention or superlative care for chronic illness? We're all over that, too. Caring for kids isn't our business, it's our life. And we wouldn't have it any other way. Dr. Gearing is "tickled pink" with his first year of meeting and treating the kids who come to our Hyde Park office. Bobby Knows Kids. Always accepting new patients. Open 365 days a year. Visit our website or call our main number to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gearing in our Hyde Park office. Follow us on facebook & twitter Bobby C. Gearing III, MD Gluten-free diet can lack important nutrients Family life N early 30 percent of people say they are turning to glu- ten-free diets to solve health issues — from "foggy mind" to bloat- ing and obesity. But before you start embracing all things non-wheat, barley and rye, it's important to consider that nutrition experts do not advocate a gluten-free diet for most people. According to Dr. Stephano Guan- dalini, founder of the Center for Celiac Disease at the University of Chicago, "There is a popular belief that gluten is bad for everyone. This is not the case. There is no evidence to show that anyone who does not suffer from celiac disease or non-ce- liac gluten sensitivity benefits from following a gluten-free diet." Celiac disease affects less than 1 percent of the population. Even non-celiac gluten sensitivities are quite rare. According to Dr. Guand- alini, "Around 0.5 percent of people react to gluten in a way that is not a food allergy but is also not celiac." "Eliminating wheat products (bread, rolls, cereals, pasta) will result in fewer calories, but im- portant nutrients like B-vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid), and iron and fiber will also be lost," says Pam Cureton of Boston's Center for Celiac Research. Cureton recommends that anyone thinking about starting a gluten-free diet see a skilled dietitian first to be sure it is nutritionally sound and to help guide them through the diet. Article provided by Family Features

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