Category Archives: IBS

Online Study: Gastrointestinal Unhelpful Thinking Scale (GUTS) Development Study, Swinburne University, Australia, May 2019

The following study currently seeking men and women at least 18 years old in any country with chronic gastrointestinal conditions is a followup to online studies posted here on August 12, 2017  and June 9, 2018. The 2017 and 2018 studies are now closed to new volunteers. The current study has received institutional ethical approval. …

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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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Guest Post From Australia For IBS Awareness Month: IBS- A Personal and Professional Journey

IBS Impact is pleased this week to welcome guest blogger Joanna Baker, APD, RN from Melbourne, Australia to share her personal and professional experiences as a person with IBS and a professional in the field for IBS Awareness Month 2019. We thank her for her time and insights. Joanna is a foodie, a dietitian and …

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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month 2019

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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Updates to IBS Impact.com Main Website, March 2019

IBS Impact has recently completed the latest round of updates to many pages of our main website,  IBS Impact.com, The IBS page, research page, advocacy page, IBS studies page, resources page, family and friends page, IBS and children page, and links page all have additions or updates of content or links, or deletions of outdated …

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Digestive Disease Week 2019 Offering Travel Grants to Advocates with GI Disorders: Deadline is March 8, 2019

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is a major international professional conference for clinicians, researchers, educators, trainees, and students in gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, and other related digestive disease sub-fields. It is traditionally held annually in May or June. DDW 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, May 18-Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in San Diego, California, USA. For …

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IBS Impact’s Top 25 (or 29!) Countries and Top 20 Posts of 2018

For this first week of the New Year, IBS Impact is once again participating in the common December-January blogger tradition of highlighting popular posts and interesting blog statistics from the year just past. This blog reached readers in 110 countries and territories during 2018. The cumulative total is 159 for the seven years WordPress has made country statistics available to …

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Updates to IBS Impact.com Main Website, December 2018

IBS Impact has recently completed the latest round of updates to many pages of our main website,  IBS Impact.com, The advocacy page,  IBS page, research page, IBS studies page, resources page ,and links page, plus the news updates in the blue and white footers of every page all have additions or updates of content or …

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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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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2018

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. This year, as the date falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on Monday, November 12 as 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 …

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