The Doctor’s have compiled the following articles and diets addressing several important gastroenterological topics. Please select the topic you are interested in learning more about from the list below.

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Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Celiac Disease
Crohn's Disease
Heartburn and GERD
NSAIDS and Peptic Ulcers
Peptic Ulcers & H. Pylori
Smoking and your Digestive System
Ulcerative Colitis


Bland Diet
Constipation Plan
Hemorrhoid Plan
IBS Diet
Low Fat Diet
Low Gas Diet
Low Residue Plan
Reflux Diet
Soft Diet
Please follow the links below to the most frequented professional societies and organizations. By clicking on these sites you will find available a wealth of information regarding Gastroenterology.

Online Professional Organizations in Digestive Diseases

Celiac Disease Foundation

Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA)

Online journal The Journal of The American Dietetic Association with abstracts; extensive list of nutrition related web sites for professionals and the public; searches for registered dietitians in any regions of US; very useful nutrition fact sheets for the public.
American Gastroenterological Association

A well organized and sophisticated site; online journal Gastroenterology; practice guidelines for clinicians; public policy issues for the physician; practice management tools; gastroenterological locator service for all states in the United States; public discussion forum on digestive diseases.
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Online journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; clinical practice guidelines; patient educational materials on endoscopic procedures.
Hepatitis B Foundation

Patient education materials about all aspects of hepatitis B with advice for patients and carriers; a “drug watch” for drug therapies in carious testing stages and information for those interested in participating in clinical trials; directory of hepatologists; glossary of useful phone numbers.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Practice parameters on common colorectal problems; informational directory of residency programs; ListServ for colorectal surgery community; well prepared patient brochures on common problems such as hemorrhoids.
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Online Journal Surgical Endoscopy; online bulletin “SCOPE”; clinical practice guidelines; position statements and standards e.g., on granting privileges for GI endoscopy by surgeons; information of fellowship programs.
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associations Inc.

Position statements on the role of endoscopy nurses in all aspects of endoscopy; discussion forum.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Up-to-date news on the subject; weekly data on national waiting lists on different organs; center specific data on graft and patient survival by state; help to patients on choosing a center.
Helicobacter Foundation

Extensive materials for patients and professionals on Helicobacter pylori including its history, epidemiology, and current treatments updated by Barry Marshall, the discoverer of H. pylori; National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus statements.
United Ostomy Association Inc. (UOA)

“Ask the Doctor”–an online advice forum; patient education and self-care handbooks; FAQs on ostomy.
American Liver Foundation(ALF)

Comprehensive and detailed patient education materials about liver diseases and prevention; liver transplantation and organ donation.
Wilson’s Disease Association (WDA)

Patient education and other literature; listserv for individuals afflicted by Wilson’s disease.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Inc.

Instructional materials about all aspects of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; including concerns specific to women and children; weekly news updates; an online forum where questions can be directed to the specialists.
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

Educational pamphlets and fact sheets; a quarterly newsletter–“Participate.”