Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Celiac Disease - A "Yuppie" Health Condition

Wow!

That's about all I can say when I read the following ABC News article about the Top 10 "Yuppie" Health Conditions.

Here is how the story starts off...
Some conditions just can't seem to get society's respect.

When chronic fatigue syndrome first came on to the scene, it was ridiculed as the "yuppie flu." Other pooh-poohed conditions got their negative associations by proxy -- "tennis elbow" became associated with country club snobbery. Irritable bowel syndrome, already embarrassing, was a perfect comedic tool for sensitive characters like Ben Stiller's portrayal of the uptight Reuben Feffer in "Along Came Polly."

Even after doctors find a genetic link, a blood test or a treatment, a number of conditions still get stuck with negative labels like "yuppie." Below is a list of 10 of the most besmirched conditions patients wish would be taken more seriously.
Dang - in case you missed it they just compared Celiac Disease with Tennis Elbow.

2 comments:

Stacey said...

Seriously? I don't even know what else to say.

Zach said...

http://thesavvyceliac.com/2008/12/17/gluten-free-a-%e2%80%9cyuppie%e2%80%9d-diet-celiac-skeptics-get-educated/

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