Category Archives: Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2019

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. ,a federal holiday. It is also the traditional day on which many entities 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 …

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Rep. Vela of Texas and Rep. Lee of Nevada Co-Sponsor Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, at the end of October 2019, Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Representative Susie Lee (D-NV-3)  have added their support as a co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. IBS Impact thanks them for taking the time to …

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Rep. Loebsack of Iowa Co-Sponsors Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, in the last week, Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)  has added his support as a co-sponsor for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. This is the third time in different Congresses that he has supported versions of the Act, …

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Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396) Gains Bipartisan Support of 4 New Co-Sponsors From 4 New States

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, so far in September 2019, four members of the U.S House of Representatives have added their support as co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. They represent both political parties and four different states new to the …

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Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019 (HR 3396) Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) has announced that the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019, also known as HR 3396 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 20, 2019.  HR 3396 addresses public awareness efforts and research funding for functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders like …

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U.S. FDA Approves IB-Stim, First Medical Device for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Pain in Adolescents, June 2019

About two weeks ago, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved marketing of the IB-Stim device, for use in adolescents, ages 11-18, with functional gastrointestinal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IB-Stim, developed by Innovative Health Solutions in Indiana, is a small nerve stimulator device powered by a battery and intended to be …

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IFFGD 2019 National Advocacy Event in Washington DC Scheduled for June 24-25, 2019

The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization for IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders has announced its annual event in Washington, DC for June 24-25, 2019. Traditionally, during this event delegation of IFFGD staff, gastroenterology professionals and affected people and their families meets with members of Congres to raise awareness and advocate …

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11 Years and 12 IBS Awareness Months: More Forward Momentum for the IBS Community 2018-2019

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Six 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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Free “Talking Gut” Podcasts Discuss IBS and Other GI Disorders

Some years ago,Dr, Jim Kantidakis, a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist and founder of The Gut Centre in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, a gastrointestinal health psychology center treating adults, adolescents and children with IBS, IBD, or other gastrointestinal disorders, began producing a collection of podcasts titled “Talking Gut.” As of August 2018, they have been available …

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GERD Awareness Week: November 18-24, 2018

This week is GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, like IBS, falls under the broad category of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, and many people with IBS also have GERD. According to former VeryWell.com IBS Guide Barbara Bradley Bolen, PhD,some studies show that up to 81% of people with IBS report some symptoms of GERD and vice versa, but that among those with …

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