IFFGD is dedicated to informing, assisting, and supporting people affected by gastrointestinal disorders. We have been working since 1991 to broaden understanding about gastrointestinal disorders and support research.

If you are a reporter, writer or otherwise work in the media we invite you to download these guides designed to provide you with accurate information and to help you cover these digestive conditions. Reporter's Guide to Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Reporter’s Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the Reporter’s Guide to Bowel Incontinence.

Reporter's Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Second Edition (PDF)

IBS resources

This guide from IFFGD, updated in 2015, provides background information about IBS, frequently asked questions, glossary of medical terms, IBS resources, and suggested story angles plus reasons for writing about IBS.

Go to Reporter's Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (pdf)

 

Reporter's Guide to Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

They are among the most prevalent of health conditions, causing considerable suffering, disability, and societal costs. This guide from IFFGD provides a comprehensive resource about these burdensome and often misunderstood conditions. The Guide provides: 

  • Background information about functional GI disorders
  • Frequently asked questions
  • A glossary of medical terms
  • Resources
  • A bibliography of key books
  • Suggested story angles and reasons for writing about the conditions

In addition to referring to this informative guide, we also encourage you to suggest that your readers visit IFFGD's website at www.IFFGD.org if they want to learn more about functional GI disorders, symptoms, and medical care.

Go to Reporter's Guide to Functional GI Disorders (pdf)

 

Reporter's Guide to Bowel Incontinence

Loss of bowel contol, or incontinence, is a condition which is surprisingly widespread yet masked by silence. The Guide provides:  

  • Background information about bowel incontinence and its effects on sufferers and society
  • Frequently asked questions
  • A glossary of medical terms
  • Resource references
  • Suggested story ideas and reasons for writing about bowel incontinence

In addition to referring to this informative guide, we also encourage you to suggest that your readers visit IFFGD's website at www.aboutincontinence.org if they want to learn more about bowel incontinence, treatments, and medical care.

Go to Reporter's Guide to Bowel Incontinence (pdf)

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2016 0405 Think You Have IBS? Find Out For Sure Before Starting a Treatment
2015-1123 Is it More than Simple Heartburn? Ask Your Doctor.
2015-7-30 Gastroparesis is a Hidden Medical Condition for Many
2015-0330 Online Survey Looks to Help Improve Outcomes for those with IBS
2014-1119 Persistent Heartburn May Be a Sign of GERD
2014-0826 Lack of Awareness of Gastroparesis May Impact Medical Care
2014-0326 IFFGD Marks IBS Awareness Month with Launch of Mobile App
2014-0225 IFFGD Research Grants to Study Gastroparesis
2013-1106 15 Tips for GERD Awareness Week
2013-0626 New DHA.org
2013-0412 IFFGD Presents 2013 Research Awards
2013-0401 Turning Attention to Returning Vets
2012-1109 Banish Frequent Heartburn by Burning More Calories
2012-0321 April is IBS Awareness Month: A Serious Issue for Veterans
2011-1130 Is Your Child's Reflux/Spitting Up A Point of Concern?
2011-0412 IFFGD Research Award Winners
2011-0329 IBS Signs You Should Not Ignore
2010-1118 GERD Difference
2010-1001 Heartburn or GERD?
2010-0517 US House Resolution for IBS
2009-1109 GERD at Night
2009-0417 IFFGD Research Award Recipients
2008-0331 Dealing with Digestive Disorders
2007-1118 When Is Simple Heartburn Not So Simple?
2007-0718 Proposed FDA Funding Applauded
2007-0401 IBS Myths
2006-1116 GERD & Holidays
2006-0418 Natl Commission
2006-0321 Women's Health
2006-0202 IBS or Something Else
2005-1125 GERD Costs
2005-0412 IBS Awareness
2004-1125 Heartburn & Heartache
2004-0929 Norton Honored
2004-0525 IBS Travel Tips
2004-0408 IBS Medical Care
2004-0101 IFFGD Conference
2003-1117 GERD Treatment
2003-0401 IFFGD Research Awards
2003-0401 IBS Awareness
2002-1102 Heartburn Caution
2002-0423 IBS in Real World
2002-0423 IBS-C Treatment
2002-0402 IBS & Lost Potential
2001-1119 Heartburn or Heart Attack
2001-0322 Patients First
1998-0401 IBS Millions Suffer
1997-1114 Research & Women's Health
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Education and Research

Our mission is to inform, assist and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

IFFGD works with patients, families, physicians, health care professionals, and others to broaden understanding about gastrointestinal disorders and support or encourage research.

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