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October 15, 2017

Social Media Blunders
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When it comes to expressing yourself on social media, does your freedom of speech outweigh the rights of your employer? Can your boss fire you for posting something offensive? Then, gluten-free is all the rage these days. But how many people are actually gluten sensitive, and what are the symptoms?
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Social Media Blunders
Social media blunders can cost people their jobs. Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department in New York, and publisher and editor of a blog devoted to the interplay between social media and employment law talked about 1st Amendment rights in the workplace. He explained how to decide if a social media posting may be permissible. He said it’s important for employers to formulate clear rules and policies regarding social media, to protect the interests of the company while not infringing on the rights of the employee.
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Gluten-free diets are popular today, but how many people should be concerned? Dr. Daniel Leffler, MD, Director of Clinical Research at the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston discussed gluten sensitivity and its close cousin, Celiac disease. He said there is no benefit if a healthy person avoids gluten and, in fact, gluten free-diets may cause nutritional deficiencies. He outlined the symptoms of gluten sensitivity and explained how it can be diagnosed and treated.
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The Fattening of America
Over two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Eric Finkelstein, PhD, health economist, co-author of “The Fattening of America” believes that America’s growing waistline is a by-product of our long-term economic and technological success. He said that business and policy makers need to devise strategies to make it cheaper and easier to be thin.
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