Category Archives: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Online Research Survey on Psychological Health of People with IBS During the COVID-19 Emergency, University of Chieti, May 2020

Posted at the request of one of the researchers involved in the Department of Psychological Health and Territorial Sciences, University of Chieti, Pescara, Italy. This is an anonymous online survey on “factors affecting health outcomes in people with IBS during the COVID-19 emergency.” The research team is seeking adults aged 18-74 with a physician diagnosis …

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A Dozen Years and 13 IBS Awareness Months: Advances for the IBS Community 2019-2020

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Seven 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 for IBS Awareness Month: Living With IBS

IBS Impact is pleased to welcome a guest post for IBS Awareness Month. Feivel Cohen has IBS and intellectual disabilities and lives and works in Maryland (USA). He wrote this article himself especially for IBS Impact. To respect his real voice as a self-advocate, we have intentionally not edited his own choice of words and …

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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month 2020

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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Reps. Brownley of California, Suozzi of New York and Norton of the District of Columbia Co-Sponsor Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, last week, Representative Julia Brownley (D-CA-26), Representative Thomas Suozzi (D-NY-3) and Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-at large)  officially became co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. Each of them was a co-sponsor of a previous version of …

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Rep. Van Drew of New Jersey Co-Sponsors Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, last week, Representative Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ-2)  officially became a co-sponsor for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. IBS Impact thanks him for his support of the functional GI/IBS community. Representative Van Drew is serving his first term …

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Rep. Blunt Rochester of Delaware, Rep. O’Halleran of Arizona and Rep. Rush of Illinois Co-Sponsor Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, between mid-November 2019 and January 2020, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large), and Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-1), and Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL-1)  have added their support as a co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. IBS Impact …

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IBS Impact’s Top 25 (or 33) Countries and Top 20 Posts of 2019

For 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 106 countries and territories during 2019. The cumulative total is 165 for the eight years WordPress has made country statistics available …

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ProPublica Reporter Seeking to Interview People Taking Linzess (Linaclotide) for IBS-C, November 2019

IBS Impact is posting this opportunity on behalf of the journalist. If you are interested, please contact her directly at the email or phone number below. ProPublica is a reputable, bipartisan online investigative journalism website within the U.S. “Have you been prescribed Linzess? If so I’d like to talk to you! I’m a reporter with …

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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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