Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Are Not the Same.

IBS and IBD may have similar acronyms and a few similar symptoms, but they are very different disorders. Some symptoms are different. IBS is considerably more common than IBD. Some of the demographic groups that are at higher risk for each disorder are different. Treatments used for IBD generally do not work for and are …

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Another Advocacy Opportunity for U.S. Veterans with Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

IFFGD is asking U.S military veterans with functional gastrointestinal disorders, including IBS, to contact the organization regarding a Veterans’ Advocacy Taskforce it is forming. To learn more, please go to this page on the IFFGD website. For background information on recent developments in VA disability benefits for U.S. Gulf War veterans with functional gastrointestinal disorders, …

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Grassroots Funding Opportunity for IBS/Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

iGive is a reputable Internet site that includes a search engine and online shopping portal and allows users to designate any charitable cause in the U.S. or Canada to receive 1 cent per search or a percentage of each purchase that varies depending on the merchant or service. These donations are made by participating merchants …

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Clinical Trial at UCLA: “Therapeutic Movement as a Complementary Treatment for IBS”

IBS Impact is posting this open research study at the request of UCLA. Please contact Leila Shahabi, Project Coordinator directly at the telephone number below for further information. “Therapeutic Movement as a Complementary Treatment for IBS: Participate in a UCLA research study of the benefits of Therapeutic Movement (therapeutic yoga and therapeutic walking) for Irritable …

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Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders/IBS Considered Presumptive Service-Connected Disabilities for U.S. Gulf War Veterans

UPDATE: These regulations have since been expanded to veterans with service in Afghanistan at any time since September 19, 2001. Next week, on August 15, updated regulations go into effect at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recognizing functional gastrointestinal disorders as disabilities with ‚Äúpresumptive” service connection for any member of the U.S. military …

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Food Poisoning and Post-Infectious IBS

Yesterday, the U.S. media began reporting that Cargill, a major meat processing company, has issued a voluntary recall of ground turkey products from one of its plants in Springdale, Arkansas. Meat from other companies and other Cargill locations is not affected. Cargill took this action after reports of salmonella were linked to its products. According …

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Representative Welch of Vermont Co-Sponsors HR 2239 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

UPDATE: HR 2239 did not pass in the 112th Congress. In February 2013, the Act was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as HR 842. Please see the March 2, 2013 post or click on the HR 842 category on the blog sidebar for updated information. According to THOMAS, the Library of Congress legislative database, Representative …

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