Celiac Disease

Celiac Sprue Association
www.csaceliacs.org
Celiac Disease (CD) is a genetic disorder. In people with CD, eating certain types of protein, called gluten, sets off an autoimmune response that causes damage to the small intestine. This, in turn, causes the small intestine to lose its ability to absorb the nutrients found in food, leading to malnutrition and a variety of other complications. The offending protein, gluten, is found in wheat barley, rye, and to a lesser extent, oats (WBRO). Related proteins are found in triticale, spelt, and kamut.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
www.ccfa.org
This site introduces the patient to Crohn’s Disease. The mission of the foundation is to cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.

Digestive Diseases

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
www.asge.org
This Society represents over 7,500 gastroenterologists, surgeons, and other digestive health specialists who remain committed to furthering the knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of GI disease through the appropriate use of endoscopic techniques.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA)
www.cvsaonline.org

American Gastroenterology Association
www.gastro.org
This is the online resource for members of the American Gastroenterological Association, other medical professionals with an interest in digestive diseases, patients and the general public.

Gastronews Online
www.gastronews.com

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
www.iffgd.org
The IFFGD is a non-profit education and research organization founded in 1991. IFFGD addresses the issues surrounding life with gastrointestinal (GI) functional and motility disorders and increases the awareness about these disorders among the general public, researchers, and the clinical care community.

National Digestive Diseases
digestive.niddk.nih.gov
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports basic and clinical research.

Reflux Disorders
www.reflux1.com
This site offers information for heartburn relief.

Hepatitis
www.hepnet.com/hepc.html
The Hepatitis Information Network – This site contains links to a variety of Hepatitis C information and news.

American Liver Foundation
www.liverfoundation.org
The American Liver Foundation is a national non profit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of hepatitis and other liver diseases through education and research.

Pediatric Medicine Information

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
www.naspghan.org

General Health Information

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

American Prostate Society
www.americanprostatesociety.com

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Sponsored by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services
www.cdc.gov

Department of Food and Drug Administration by the Department of Health and Human Services
www.fda.gov

Healthcentral.com
www.healthcentral.com

Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov

National Cancer Institute
www.nci.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov

WebMD
www.webmd.com

Local Hospital Information

Lancaster General Hospital
www.lancastergeneral.org

Ephrata Community Hospital
www.ephratahospital.org

Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center
www.heartoflancaster.com

Lancaster Regional Medical Center
www.lancasterregional.com

Medicare
www.medicare.gov

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
www.jointcommission.org

Pennsylvania Department of Health
www.health.state.pa.us