"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?"
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

We hope you enjoy a happy and safe October! ~ your friends at IFFGD
Constipation - how long is too long? 

Bowel habits are different for everyone. What is "normal" for one person may not be for someone else. If you are experiencing constipation, it is not uncommon to wonder how long to wait before talking to a doctor about it. How long can a person go without having a bowel movement without seeking medical attention? 

Digestive health issues and military personnel

Military service men and women are at an increased risk of developing a functional gastrointestinal disorder as a result of their service. Risk factors such as extreme stress or infections of the digestive tract create this increased risk, though the symptoms often do not go away after the deployment is over. Learn more about how the US Congress can help support research into the digestive conditions that often affect our returning veterans.

Medicine in the media - What to believe
We learn a lot from the media - whether online, TV, the radio, or passed on from our friends. In the area of health and medicine, it can be hard to really know what the news reports are saying. Is something good? Bad? Still being investigated?  Here are some tips to help understand media reports and make sense of what we hear about health and medicine in the news each day. 


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More and more we are taking part in Twitter chats and social media discussions that are sharing information that's useful for the digestive health community. If you're not following us yet, click over and get connected!

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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