Category Archives: Disability Benefits

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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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2016

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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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2015

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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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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Gut Week 2014 in the United Kingdom and Ireland is August 11-17, 2014

Next 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 of the world. The official site for Gut Week, sponsored by various charities, organizations and companies …

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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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The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

July 26, 2012 marked the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). This law was the result of years of advocacy and collaboration by numerous individuals, grassroots groups and organizations representing people with all types of disabilities, their family members, educators, health and human service professionals in the …

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Gut Week in the United Kingdom and Ireland June 25-July 1, 2012

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 alert readers in those countries to some of the available resources for irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal conditions in that region …

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People With Disabilities (IBS or Other): Give Feedback to the U.S. Social Security Administration

The following opportunity appeared today on the Facebook page of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), an established and well-regarded disability organization located in Berkeley, California. The request for interviews with people with disabilities currently receiving benefits from Social Security comes from the University of California-San Francisco Disability Statistics Center, which, according to …

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Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders/IBS Considered Presumptive Service-Connected Disabilities for U.S. Gulf War Veterans

UPDATE: These regulations have since been expanded to veterans with service in Afghanistan at any time since September 19, 2001. Next week, on August 15, updated regulations go into effect at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recognizing functional gastrointestinal disorders as disabilities with “presumptive” service connection for any member of the U.S. military …

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