Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Education Laws and Resources for Students with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

In various regions of the United States and other countries where the academic year runs from autumn through spring, school is just starting for most students, whether they are young children beginning preschool or grade school through adults attending a college, university or other postsecondary program. Thus, it is a good time to review some …

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Gut Week 2013 in the United Kingdom and Ireland is August 19-25, 2013

UPDATE: 08/03/2014 The most recent version of this post can be found at August 3, 2014. This week is National Gut Week in the U.K. and neighboring Ireland, and a good time to update readers in those countries on some of the available resources for irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal conditions in that region …

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Representative Perlmutter of Colorado Co-Sponsors HR 842 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

UPDATE: 06/13/2015: HR 842 did not pass, but a similar bill, HR 2311, is currently in the House of Representatives for 2015-2016. Please click on the HR 2311 sub-category on the right sidebar of this blog to see the relevant posts. According to THOMAS, the Library of Congress legislative database, and IFFGD/the Digestive Health¬†Alliance, Representative …

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sets Standard for “Gluten-Free” Labeling

On August 2, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a standard definition for the use of the terms “gluten-free”, “free of gluten”, “no gluten” and “without gluten” in voluntary food labeling. Gluten is a type of protein found naturally in wheat, barley, rye and hybrids using these grains. From now on, the …

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