Monthly Archives: November, 2014

UNC Expert Update: What Parents Need to Know About Their Children’s Abdominal Pain” November 2014

The University of North Carolina Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders has just posted the November 29, 2014 installment of its free monthly online educational series for individuals and family members affected by functional gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome. This series is accessible at the following link: UNC Expert Update. This month’s video,”What …

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American Gastroenterological Association 2014 Guidelines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Medications Published

Earlier this month, the November 2014 print edition of Gastroenterology published an article entitled, “American Gastroinenterological Association Institute Guideline on the Pharmacological Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.” The article was previously released in online format in September. The four authors were David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc, Director of Gastroenterology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in …

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Book Review: The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet: A Healthy Plan for Managing IBS and Other Digestive Disorders

Over the past several years, there has been increasing interest in the international digestive disorders community in the low-FODMAP diet for controlling gastrointestinal symptoms. It was first developed in the late 1990s by Susan Shepherd, PhD, Peter Gibson, MD, and Jacqueline Barrett, PhD of Monash University in Australia. At first, it was mostly known in …

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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2014

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S., and a good time to highlight veterans’ issues. U.S. veterans¬† and current military service members who have been deployed in the Persian Gulf/Southwest Asia region at any time since 1990 have been shown by multiple studies to be at even higher risk of IBS and other …

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Finding Health Care Providers for Gastrointestinal Conditions Like IBS

As many people with irritable bowel syndrome are aware, finding medical and mental health providers who are highly experienced and up to date about IBS and other functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, as well as sufficiently aware of and empathetic about the various physical, emotional and social aspects of living with such conditions can be …

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