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Tips for Going Gluten Free

Many products on the store shelves today carry the words “gluten free” on them. But just what does that mean, and why is it there? The label means plenty!  But in a nutshell, it means avoiding wheat, spelt, barley and rye, and a variety of other grain-based ingredients. Gluten-free foods are being sought out by many people, including the over 3 million people who have celiac disease, as well as millions more who have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. The good news it that while it may seem like going gluten free is a daunting task, it is actually isn’t all that difficult!

5 Things You May Not Know About Acupuncture

Each year, millions of people in America use acupuncture, a traditional Chinese approach to improving health. While acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it has become increasingly popular in America over the past few decades. Still, many people are not familiar with what it is and what it can be used for.

“Acupuncture is an effective way to treat many different ailments that people experience,” explains Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com), located in McLean, VA.  “While some people may be skeptical at first, they end up as fans, after they try acupuncture and see how it helps improve their health and well being.”

Teens Run DC Gets Kids Ready For Marathon -- And Life

WASHINGTON (WUSA) ---  Several dozen Wilson and Cardoza high school students are preparing to run in their first marathon.

Psychologist Ben Foreman created "Teens Run DC" for much more than fitness. He found many of his young patients lacked strong relationships - some didn't have mentors - so he enlisted adult runners - who paired with teens to help them dream big.

"The idea is if I can achieve a goal like this what can't I accomplish," says Foreman.  "So the notion is that it can generalize what they're doing is running maybe they can do in school, they can do it other things, setting goals in their lives."

Teens Run DC spent months training - several short medium and then long laps around the National Mall.

"There's some pretty fast kids, but if everyone completes the race and accomplish their goals everyone's a winner," says mentor Camille McAllister".




NSBE National Conference

Over fifty members from the Patriots (NSBE, Jr. Chapter) and their parents are off to join over 10,000 members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in St. Louis, MO, for their 37th Annual Convention held March 23 - 27, 2011!  The Annual Convention is the premier event for the organization which encompasses members from around the world. 

2011 RAMMY Nominees Announced

2011 RAMMY Nominees Announced

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Angie Goff reports the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announces the 2011 RAMMY nominees. 

The nominations were announced at the Nominee Party held at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC. 

MORE: See all the 2011 Categories and Nominees

Bourbon Steak, Rasika, and Trummer's on Main are nominated for Fine Dining Restaurant.

Chef of the Year honors will be decide between Bertrand Chemel of 2941, Todd Gray from Equinox, Haidar Karoum from Proof, Rasika's Vikram Sunderam and Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT. 

MORE: 2010 RAMMY Winners

D.C. To File Lawsuit Against Several Giant Travel Companies

D.C. To File Lawsuit Against Several Giant Travel Companies

DCist is reporting that D.C. Mayor Vince Gray announced today that the District will file a lawsuit against several titanic travel companies.  

DC Mayor Vincent Gray 'Adjusts' Salaries

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Vincent Gray reduced the salaries of several executives on his staff, according to the mayor's press office.

Tuesday, Gray announced he'd be cutting pay for a number of employees. The announcement came after recent criticism about how the salaries didn't meet the city's requirements.

Eight executive staff members' salaries were knocked down to be below the compensation cap, the news release stated.

"I hired managers with outstanding qualifications and their initial salaries reflected their extensive experience and background. I have now adjusted those salaries commensurate with the compensation schedules," Mayor Gray said in the news release.

The mayor's office will continue to "review salaries" of the executive staff members, his office said.