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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Awareness and Prevention Series

Ideal for health fairs and similar venues, the NIDDK Awareness and Prevention Series presents brief overviews of common health problems to raise awareness among people not yet diagnosed. More complete information on each topic is available in the A to Z list of topics and titles.

Bowel Control Problems: What You Need to Know publication thumbnail image.
Bowel Control Problems: What You Need to Know
Defines bowel control problems, or fecal incontinence. Briefly describes symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
PDF Version (3,175 KB) *
Celiac Disease: What You Need to Know publication thumbnail image.
Celiac Disease: What You Need to Know
Defines celiac disease and identifies it as a hereditary disorder. Provides a partial list of symptoms and briefly describes treatment.
PDF Version (665 KB) *
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Colon Polyps: What You Need to Know
Define colon polyps. Briefly describes risk factors, symptoms, those who should be tested for colon polyps, and treatment.
PDF Version (519 KB) *
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Foodborne Illnesses: What You Need to Know
Defines foodborne illness. Lists common symptoms and describes treatment. Offers tips for proper food handling and preparation.
PDF Version (808 KB) *
Hepatitis B: What Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Need to Know publication thumbnail image.
Hepatitis B: What Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Need to Know
Defines hepatitis B and lists its symptoms, modes of transmission, and risk factors. Explains why Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and other foreign-born Americans are at higher risk for chronic hepatitis B. Describes how to protect against hepatitis B.
PDF Version (191 KB) *
Chinese Version (中文版)
Korean Version (한국어 버전)
Tagalog Version (Tagalog na bersyon)
Vietnamese Version (Bản văn bằng tiếng Việt)

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Hepatitis: What You Need to Know
Defines hepatitis. Briefly describes routes of transmission for hepatitis A, B, and C and ways to protect oneself from these viruses. Lists symptoms and briefly describes treatment.
PDF Version (295 KB) *
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What You Need to Know
Defines irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Briefly describes symptoms, diagnosis, and ways to help relieve symptoms.
PDF Version (561 KB) *
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Lactose Intolerance: What You Need to Know
Defines lactose intolerance. Briefly describes symptoms and ways to manage symptoms.
PDF Version (1,127 KB) *

For more titles in the series, see the Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Series, Kidney and Urologic Diseases Awareness and Prevention Series, and Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Awareness and Prevention Series.

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Page last updated September 17, 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
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3570
Phone: 1–800–891–5389
TTY: 1–866–569–1162
Fax: 703–738–4929
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov

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