Educational Resources

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse Database
Database at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) that provides titles, abstracts, and availability information on digestive diseases information and health education materials.

American College of Gastroenterology
Professional organization founded in 1932 to advance the study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

American Gastroenterological Association
A non-profit specialty medical society for physicians, researchers and educators whose primary practice, research and/or teaching involves the functions and disorders of the digestive system.

American Liver Foundation
Home page of the American Liver Foundation, a voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
A organization devoted to enhancing the quality of patient care by fostering excellence in all aspects of gastrointestinal endoscopy.

CenterWatch - Clinical Trials Listings for Gastroenterology
Clinical trials in gastroenterology listed on the CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of American
Comprehensive information on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Crohn's Disease Web Page
General information on Crohn's disease created and maintained by a patient with the disorder.

Directory of Digestive Disease Organizations for Patients
Compiled by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease of the National Institutes of Health.

GERD Information Resource Center
An information resource on gastroesophageal reflux disease maintained by Astra Merck, Inc.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Experts estimate that approximately 58 million Americans suffer from the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS of whom approximately 80 percent are women. IBS is a functional disorder of the intestine. Although there is no sign of the disease that can be seen or measured under a microscope or using an endoscope, IBS is a real medical condition. IBS symptoms include abdominal discomfort, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. IBS is different from routine, infrequent constipation or diarrhea.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help Group
Home page of a self help support group for irritable bowel syndrome.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease of the National Institutes of Health WWW Server with topics on digestive diseases.
A site site funded and maintained by the Lorenzen Cancer Foundation with information on cancer of the pancreas.


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