New Updates to IBS for November 2011

IBS Impact’s webmaster has recently completed updates to several pages of our main website. These additions and changes include the most current information on the progress of advocacy for the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 2239), the addition of several open clinical trials for IBS, some of which have been previously highlighted on this blog, but others that have not, new links to some of this blog’s most popular posts, as well as other new and helpful resources.

Please feel free to check out the site here. Our goal with the website and blog is to provide a varied range of reputable information and resources to people with IBS and their families and friends  and to encourage informed choices, proactive self-advocacy and public awareness of IBS, and the unmet medical or social needs many of us face as a result of IBS.

We welcome comments and suggestions. In particular, we would be interested in considering articles on IBSers’ own experiences with awareness and advocacy and perspectives from family members and friends on the subjects of assisting adults or children with IBS , or the impact of IBS on their own needs and experiences as concerned parties.

Four nations, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, are currently represented in resources on the main website, however, each month, the site receives visits from many more countries around the globe. As IBS is a very common health condition worldwide, we would like to be inclusive of as many visitors as possible in nations where English is a primary or  major secondary language. Therefore, we encourage our international readers outside the U.S. to alert us to resources, legislation, disability laws and benefits, and other concerns of interest to the IBS community in their countries.

Finally, we invite professionals in the fields of IBS/functional gastrointestinal disorders or commonly overlapping conditions  to contact us regarding open clinical trails that may be of interest to IBS Impact members, site visitors or blog readers.

Contact links for the IBS Impact founder and webmaster can be found on the home page of the main site, or comments can be left on this blog.  Thank you to all of our readers for your interest and participation.

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