National Digestive Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Interactive Health Education Tools from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Learn about Digestive Diseases Using Interactive Tools



National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Videos of special NIH events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers through the NIH network and the VideoCast website. More information about system requirements and upcoming and past events can be accessed through NIH VideoCasting.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures from the NLM. These webcasts are of actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States since January 2004. The videos last 1 hour. Please note that you cannot send questions by email, because you are not seeing these videos live, though the webcast may say you can. (Full library of surgical videos from the NLM)

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Digital recordings of NIH Research Radio broadcasts available for downloading to a personal audio player or a computer. NIH Research Radio provides the latest information about NIH research findings, highlights of press conferences, and health campaigns in 20- to 30-minute radio broadcasts every 2 weeks. Listed below are segments from the radio programs that relate to digestive diseases. Information about system requirements and a full listing of current and archived podcasts can be accessed through NIH Podcast.

Streaming Audio

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Audio files that may be played from your desktop. RealPlayerleaving site icon is required to listen to these streams. If you do not have RealPlayer, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you listen to the presentation. You can download the RealPlayer media player at www.real.comleaving site icon. These audio files are from NIH Research Radio.


MedlinePlus (NLM)

Interactive slideshows designed to educate patients about different diseases and medical procedures.

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Diseases and Conditions

Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Surgery and Treatment Procedures


Designed to test your knowledge about different diseases and health topics.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Portion Distortion Quiz

Prevention and Wellness Tools

Interactive resources that will help you to properly monitor your health through diet and exercise and stay healthy.

MedlinePlus (NLM)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


A variety of lesson plans, educational materials, and classroom activities for teachers and students to reference.

Office of Science Education

Coordinates science education activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and develops and sponsors science education programs. These programs serve elementary, secondary, and college students; teachers; and the public. For a complete list of curriculum, access Lesson Plans and Supplemental Curricula.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


Page last updated July 30, 2014

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
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Bethesda, MD 20892–3570
Phone: 1–800–891–5389
TTY: 1–866–569–1162
Fax: 703–738–4929

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