Celiac Disease: Are You One in 133 People Undiagnosed?
The most recent statistical estimates of the prevalence of celiac disease would mean that 300 people in Great Neck, based on a rounded off number of a population of 40,000, have the disease. That number is not too startling. What is most disconcerting is that 97 percent of those who have celiac disease are not diagnosed. That would translate to 291 people in Great Neck who are suffering from the disease and are either asymptomatic or misdiagnosed. The irony is that diagnosis may be as simple as "just one blood test" away and it is a treatable disease. Based on the national average, it takes 11 years for a person with celiac disease to be diagnosed from the time they become symptomatic. It is tantalizing to know that one person in 133 reading this article has the disease and probably does not know it.
School District Adopts Proposed 2005-06 Budget
The Great Neck Board of Education is responsible for establishing the school budget. After extensive public discussion and input, during a lengthy and open budget process, the board has adopted the proposed school budget (also known as the general fund operating budget) in the amount of $152,032,200 for the 2005-06 school year. The increase over last year's budget is 6.08 percent, essentially because of increases in mandated items. Because of the low level of state education aid received by the district, the amount to be raised by real property tax translates to an increase of 6.66 percent.
Litwin Wins World Championship and #1 Ranking
Bob Litwin, Great Neck tennis professional, recently returned from a successful tennis trip to Perth, Australia where he achieved the number one ranking player in the world in his age group. For the first time in his career as a senior player he won the ITF World Championships for 55 and over players. This event, featuring both former tour and non-tour players, was held on the grass courts at Robertson Park, the home of the Australian Tennis Veteran's Association.
Shop Locally During Great Neck Bicycle Challenge
The community of Great Neck is gearing up for a wild ride on May 15, when the Mayor Allan Gussack Memorial Great Neck Bicycle Challenge takes place in the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
A Happy Mother's Day After All
National Equal Pay Day