TalkHealth, a social media community in the United Kingdom that provides health information and online forums, and “online clinics” where participants can ask questions of health experts and organizations for a given category of conditions, has announced that the July 16- 22, 2014 topic will be the bowel, bladder and digestive health. TalkHealth is presenting this month’s clinic in cooperation with NHS Choices, the Bladder and Bowel Foundation, The IBS Network, which is the U.K. national charity specifically for irritable bowel syndrome, Core, which is an organization for all gut and liver diseases, and PromoCon, a national service of Disabled Living for adults and children facing continence issues. The 2014 Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health Clinic, which takes the form of an online forum, is currently open and accepting questions in advance and through the dates of the clinic. Readers can access it by clicking the above link.
Some past clinic topics for various health conditions, including the July 2013 bladder, bowel and IBS clinic, and the August 2013 clinic for chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis) or fibromyalgia, both of which commonly overlap with IBS, are archived on the TalkHealth website, although they no longer accept questions
IBS Impact hopes TalkHealth provides another source of reputable information and support to our U.K. readers. In addition to the clinic this month, please browse the rest of the TalkHealth website, including the new online forums for IBS, and feel free to leave comments on this post for the benefit of other IBS Impact readers as to if you find the resources useful.