David A. Johnson, MD, FACG, FACP, Professor of Medicine; Chief of Gastroenterology, Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia

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A free, online resource which includes healthy recipes, ideas for getting fit, and practical planning tools for better health.

resources-iconGLUTEN FREE DIETS
Following are examples of foods that are allowed and those that should be avoided when eating gluten-free. People are encouraged to discuss gluten-free food choices with a physician or dietitian who specializes in Celiac disease.

By Michael Sperling MD
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) involves vague symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating for which there is no understandable cause.

By Douglas Howerton, MD
Colonic diverticulosis is a common disorder that affects many Americans. It affects up to 30% of patients by age 60 and as many as 65% of people by age 85.

By Bruce Waldholtz, MD
Dieting, a word so many of us know. Do not worry, because you are not alone. Over 50% of the adult US population is overweight and over 30% of teenagers are.

Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG  and Joseph Vicari, MD, MBA

By Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG

Additional Online Resources

About GERD
Reliable information about causes and treatment of GERD from the nonprofit IFFGD.

About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Most individuals are surprised to learn they are not alone with symptoms of IBS. In fact, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 10–20% of the general population.

American Gastroenterological Association
Official web site for American Gastroenterological Association

Association of Online Cancer Resources
Official web site for Association of Online Cancer Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous
This is the official web site of the General Service Office (G.S.O.) of Alcoholics Anonymous.

American College of Gastroenterology Patient Web book
Chapters from a Digestive Health “Web Book” written by experts from some of the most distinguished medical centers in the United States.

American College of Gastroenterology SmartBrief Newsletter
Digestive Health SmartBrief is a free, advertising-supported newsletter produced by SmartBrief for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and its member physicians to offer their patients.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Welcome to the National Cancer Institute – Since the passage of the National Cancer Act in 1971, our nation has made great progress in reducing the burden of cancer.

Crohn’s & Colitis Disease Information
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Gastroenterology Info
Gastroenterology Medical news, journals, textbooks, anatomical slides, diagnostic tests and other physician resources.

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable-Treatable-Beatable
Each year nearly 150,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, often referred to as colon cancer, in the U.S. and almost 50,000 people die from it annually. The disease, however, is largely preventable with regular screening and is treatable with early detection.

Living with Crohn’s
The newsletter offers you the latest updates on treatment, research and lifestyle tips. Become part of the Crohn’s disease community.

GERD Information Resource Center, sponsored by AstraZeneca LP. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition that affects millions of people, and can cause significant health problems.

Living with Ulcerative Colitis
Living with a chronic illness like ulcerative colitis (UC) can be challenging. There will be times when the disease affects you both physically and emotionally.

Mayo Clinic Online

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Gastroenterology Medical news, journals, textbooks, anatomical slides, diagnostic tests and other physician resources.

National Library of Medicine – MedLine Search
Official web site for National Library of Medicine – MedLine Search

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Pancreatic Cancer
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Rebetron / Schering
Living with hepatitis C isn’t easy and you don’t have to go it alone. You’ve come to the right source to get the knowledge and support that you need.

Prevent Cancer
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is cancer prevention and early detection through research, education and community outreach to all populations, including children and the underserved.

REMICADE is an advanced treatment that has been shown to have substantial benefits in patients with a number of inflammatory disorders involving the immune system.

Your Disease Risk
Your Disease Risk, the source on prevention. Here, you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them.

Web MD
The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

VCU Medical Center Online

UVA Health Systems Online

FDA News

American Gastroenterological Association-You Tube Patient Education Videos

Safe Needle Disposal Guidelines

Fecal Transplant

What to Expect During a Colonoscopy