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As a polio survivor, board member of
the Michigan Polio Network Inc. and facilitator of a support group for polio survivors,
I was very glad to see the topic of polio getting
some publicity [“Global eradication of polio?,”
Many people are not aware that polio is
not eradicted in this country. It is a real and
present danger, as the virus is still with us. The
only reason we have not seen cases of polio
recently is because most people have been
diligent about getting vaccinated. However, in
many locations in the U.S., we are falling below the recommended vaccination rate and
the epidemic could easily return.
There are thousands and thousands of
polio survivors in the United States, and,
largely, their health and medical needs are unmet because many people in the healthcare
industry are not aware of the late effects of
having had polio. We are lucky here in Michigan, as we have a specialty clinic to evaluate
and treat polio survivors. It is one of only
about 30 in the U.S. For complete information, contact Post-Polio International at www.
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Trusting your gut
Several issues ago, you published an article about the disease called celiac [“A pain in
the gut,” June 2010]. I read the article and
knew that I had found the answer to a condition that my son has had for years. The symptoms fit him perfectly. My son found more
information on how to treat celiac. When
he learned that he was gluten intolerant, he
found what contained gluten and what didn’t.
He began his new [diet] regime and within a
week noticed a difference in the way he felt.
Thank you so much for printing this important article.
The Connection takes the price
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The Costco Connection, and each month we
always wonder why there are no prices listed
next to each item.
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