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As summer turns into fall, we hope that you get to enjoy your favorite autumn activities - whether it be watching a football game, raking leaves, or running outside. We wish you a happy and healthy fall! 
Geri Runs a Half Marathon

Geri has gastroparesis and is running a half marathon in Corning, NY on Sunday, October 6th to raise funds for the Digestive Health Alliance (DHA) and Gastroparesis Research. You can help her reach her goal and cheer her on as she runs!

Common Questions about IBS

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? How common is IBS? Does diet cause IBS? Is IBS a risk factor for other disease? Visit AboutIBS.org to find the answers to these questions and more.

Research Corner
Meet pediatric scientist, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, MD

Dr. Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana received the 2013 IFFGD Research Award for Junior Investigator in Pediatrics. Her main research area is gastrointestinal function in children with abdominal pain predominant functional/motility gastrointestinal disorders. Her studies have contributed to expanding the horizons of knowledge regarding children with these conditions.


Advocacy Updates
The 14th Congressperson Cosponsors H.R. 842 

This month, Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) became the 14th cosponsor of The Functional GI and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (H.R.842). Keep up the momentum and tell your congressperson about this bill!

IFFGD, a nonprofit organization, and its grassroots arm, the Digestive Health Alliance (DHA), rely on donor support to fund research and to provide reliable information and support to those affected by functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders.


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