Category Archives: Advocacy

Representative Perlmutter of Colorado Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-7) signed on in early July 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Perlmutter is serving his sixth term as a member of the House of Representatives. He represents Colorado’s 7th district …

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Representative Connolly of Virginia Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov,  Representative Gerald (Gerry) Connolly (D-VA-11) signed on in early June 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Connolly is serving his fifth term as a member of the House of Representatives. He represents Virginia’s 11th …

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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) Seeks Volunteers for New Patient Panel, June 2018

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is an established, reputable U.S. based 501c3 not-for-profit organization/charity focused on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and related functional gastrointestinal disorders, also known as disorders of gut-brain interaction. IFFGD was founded in 1991 by an FGID-affected family and continues to have people with FGIDs or family members/supporters among …

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Representative Price of North Carolina Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov,  Representative David Price (D-NC-4) signed on in late May 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Price is currently serving his sixteenth non-consecutive term in Congress representing the 4th District of North Carolina, which currently …

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Representatives Carson, Payne, Lofgren and Faso Co-Sponsor HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed on in April and thus far in the first half of May 2018 as co-sponsors of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. They are Representative Andre Carson (D-IN-7), Representative Donald Payne, …

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10 Years and 11 IBS Awareness Months: Progress for the IBS Community Continues in 2018

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Five years ago, on April 24, 2013, I wrote a post for IBS Awareness Month that began with some reflections on my personal experiences with IBS, as well as my motivations for IBS Impact. At that time, I had been living with IBS for …

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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month 2018

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. IBS affects, depending on the source, at least 25 million and perhaps up to 58 million women, men and children in the United States and anywhere from 9-23% of the population in different countries on every continent of the world.  In the U.S, this prevalence exceeds that of diabetes, chronic …

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Representative Moore of Wisconsin Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI-4) signed on earlier this month as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Moore is serving her seventh term in the House of Representatives. Her district, the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin includes Milwaukee …

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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2017

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 and Afghanistan regions at any time since 1990 have been shown by multiple studies to be at even higher risk of IBS …

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Representatives Suozzi of New York and Kind of Wisconsin Co-Sponsor HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Tom Suozzi (D-NY-3) and Representative Ron Kind (D-WI-3) signed on recently as  co-sponsors of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Suozzi is serving his first term in  the House of Representatives. His district, the 3rd Congressional District of …

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