Michael AbouAssaly, M.D., will discuss gluten sensitivity and celiac disease
at 5:30 p.m.Thursday, April 28. The third program in the new 10-month
Red Hot Mamas series will be in the Blackhawk Room on the lower level
of Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington.
Dr. AbouAssaly is a family physician at Great River Family Practice Clinic,
and he leads Great River Healthy Living Clinic.
When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune
system forms antibodies that attack the intestinal lining. Symptoms include
abdominal pain, bloating, brain fog, constipation, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue,
irritability and joint pain.
A light supper and door prizes will be available at this free program.
Register online at
www.GreatRiverMedical.org/events or call319-768-3491.
Red Hot Mamas is a program that educates women about physical and psychological
changes as they age, and helps them make informed health care decisions.
It has been educating and engaging women and health care providers since
1991. For more information, please visit