Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Evidence-Based Guidelines and Resources for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A large part of being credible and effective self-advocates as people with IBS and family members is being well-informed ourselves as to what IBS is and is not and what reputable scientific research currently says about treatment options and other topics related to IBS. Functional gastrointestinal disorders like IBS, as well as many non-GI symptoms …

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Representatives Perlmutter of Colorado and Price of North Carolina Co-Sponsor 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, and …

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ACTION ALERT: U.S. Citizens, Advocate for Fiscal Year 2013 National Institutes of Health Budget

The following is an excerpt of an action alert that was received recently from IFFGD/the Digestive Health Alliance: Greetings! We want to let you know about a threat to medical research, and how you can help stop it. ¬† ¬†Under the Budget Control Act of 2011, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s biomedical …

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For Children With IBS and Their Parents

April is IBS Awareness Month. Much of the attention in the IBS community at this time of year, as well as year-round, is focused on adults with IBS, but some readers may not be aware that children and adolescents can get IBS too. According to IFFGD Fact Sheet #846 , Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in …

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10 Things We Can Do For IBS Awareness This Month and Every Month

UPDATE: 4/1/2014: This post, originally written in April 2012, is traditionally revised and updated every April to reflect current information, resources and links. Click on April 1, 2014 to see the most recent version.   April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. Unlike awareness weeks and months for other common health conditions, it is often …

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