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Digestive Diseases News Summer 2011

Resources

New Publications

Bowel Control

In support of the Bowel Control Awareness Campaign, a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) has released two new publications about bowel control problems.

What I need to know about Bowel Control is a 28-page, easy-to-read booklet that defines bowel control problems and explains how normal bowel control works. The booklet provides helpful tips for talking with health care providers and coping with bowel control problems. The booklet is available in English and Spanish.

Bowel Control Problems: What You Need to Know, part of the NIDDK Awareness and Prevention Series, provides a brief overview of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of bowel control problems. The 4-page, printed fact sheet includes English and Spanish versions and is perfect for distribution at health fairs and health care providers’ offices.

To view, download, or order copies, or to learn more about the Awareness Campaign, visit www.bowelcontrol.nih.gov.

Celiac Disease

“Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease,” was re-released in May 2011 in support of Celiac Disease Awareness Month. The 2-page feature article explains that celiac disease, although often considered a digestive disorder, causes a variety of problems outside the gastrointestinal tract, including dental enamel defects such as discolored spots, pitting or banding of teeth, and mottled or translucent-looking teeth.

The article originally appeared in the National Institutes of Health Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign’s newsletter, Celiac Disease News, and was updated for print and distribution at health fairs and health care providers’ offices.

To view, download, or order copies, or to learn more about the Awareness Campaign, visit www.celiac.nih.gov.

These publications are also available at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

Updated Publications

The NDDIC has updated the following publications:
  • Celiac Disease: What You Need to Know (English and Spanish)
  • Diarrhea
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Viral Gastroenteritis
  • What I need to know about Celiac Disease (English and Spanish)
  • What I need to know about Cirrhosis (English and Spanish)
  • What I need to know about Diarrhea
These publications are available at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

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NIH Publication No. 11–4552
September 2011


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