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Topic: Working with your healthcare provider

  1. Fact Sheet: Changes You Should Not Ignore if You Have IBS

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    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    An "alarm" symptom, sometimes also called a "red flag," simply means a symptom not explained by IBS, which calls for additional investigation. Dr. Thompson discusses the development of alarm symptoms and how to know when to see your doctor about them.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Avoiding Drug Adverse Effects

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    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Adverse effects are undesirable and sometimes harmful results from drugs or other therapies. To understand adverse effects we must first understand what is a drug, how it normally works, and why even the most beneficial drugs may cause harm. Tips on how to avoid adverse effects.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Buying Health Products and Services Online

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    By: U.S. Government Website managed by the Federal Trade Commission OnGuardOnline.gov

    The web is convenient for comparing prescription drug prices, researching health products and services, and preparing for your next medical appointment. Use these tips to be smart and safe when researching health products and services online.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Be an Active Member of Your Health Care Team

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    By: Information Adapted from FDA Publication FDA

    Doctors, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and you make up your health care team. To reduce the risks from using medicines and to get the most benefit, you need to be an active member of the team.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Talking To Your Doctor About Incontinence

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    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD

    Most people feel uneasy talking about their stool, intestinal gas, or bowel movements. But doctors understand that these are very normal and necessary processes in all of us. Doctors and other therapists are there to help when bodily processes go wrong. So the first very important step is to talk plainly about the problems you are experiencing.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Managing Incontinence: A survey of those who live with it

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Many otherwise healthy, active people suffer from incontinence or loss of bowel control. Incontinence is a long-term, stressful, and limiting disorder. An effective treatment and management plan for incontinence minimizes episodes and allows individuals to regain a sense of personal control. Treatments are tailored to address each person’s specific symptoms and may include a number of approaches.

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  7. Fact Sheet: Talking to Your Doctor About GERD

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Tips on preparing for your doctor's appointment and questions to ask.

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  8. Fact Sheet: Do I Need Another Endoscopy?

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    This Clinical Corner article explains the current guidelines for how often an endoscopy should be performed in patients with GERD or Barrett's Esophagus.

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  9. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 20.03 - 2011 No 3 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 19.03 - Fall 2010 -  ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • Support the DHA Children’s GI Research Network
    • Action Alert for Digestive Health
    • GERD Awareness Week
    • Things to Know about GERD
    • Research News
      • Benefits and Risks of GERD Treatments
      • New VA Rules for Veterans with Functional GI Disorders
      • Physicians Need Better Understanding about Gastroparesis
      • Defining Severity in Functional GI Disorders
      • 9/11 First-Responders Healthcare Bill
    • Managing Incontinence: A Survey of Those Who Live With It
    • Mayo Clinic Study

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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  10. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 19.02 - Summer 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 19.02 - Summer 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • IFFGD Goes to Capitol Hill - Digestive Disorders Awareness Resolution Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
    • Two Advocates Tell Their Stories
    • Avoiding Drug Adverse Effects
    • News You Can Use:
      - Drug Side Effects: Protect Your Digestive Tract
      - FDA Announces Labeling Changes for Proton Pump Inhibitors
      - Preliminary News on Treatments Reported at 2010 DDW
      - Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted in Infants?
      - Functional GI Disorders and Gulf War Veterans
      - U.S. Healthcare Reform
    • Abdominal Adhesions

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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