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The BMJ Today: The Super Bowl doctor, The BMJ Awards, and gluten free diets

4 Mar, 14 | by BMJ

Could you cope with dehydration, hypothermia, and the Madden rule? Jonathan Drezner, team physician for the Seattle Seahawks, talks about this year’s Super Bowl and what it takes to become a primary care sports physician.

The BMJ Primary Care Team of the Year Award fails to mention the Super Bowl but recognises teams that have had a substantial effect on the health and wellbeing of the wider community. Chris Mahony profiles the five shortlisted teams. The awards ceremony will take place on 8 May at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster. To find out more go to http://thebmjawards.bmj.com where you’ll find information including the full shortlist and information on how to book tables.

Coeliac disease in on the rise and meta analyses have shown that for every patient identified with it, seven to eight remain undiagnosed. Sadly, although the only effective treatment for coeliac disease is a gluten-free diet, many patients find available gluten-free foods unpalatable and report social difficulties related to eating out. Learn more about identification and treatment, and gain Cleveland Clinic CME credits with our learning module.

Another day, another e-cigarette story. As part of the Tobacco Products Directive the European parliament has ruled that they may be regulated either as medicinal items or as tobacco products, and that manufacturers will have to notify national authorities when new products go on the market and provide them with annual information on sales volumes, types of users, and overall trends. The directive includes a range of measures—including changes to packaging and the outlawing of flavoured tobacco—that are designed to deter young people from starting smoking.

Jett Aislabie is an assistant editor on bmj.com.

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