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Patient Information

Informational Brochures

The brochures below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF files, which may be downloaded immediately. All brochures were provided as a courtesy by the American College of Gastroenteroloigy (ACG).

IBS: A patient's guide to living with irritable bowel syndrome

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Understanding EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasonography)

Colon Cancer You Can Prevent It – A Consumer Education Guide

Obesity and Your GI Health: Do You Know Your Risks?

Understanding Ulcers, NSAIDs & GI Bleeding – A Consumer Health Guide

Ulcers and Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Protecting Your Health

What You Need to Know about the Safe & Appropriate Use of Common Pain Medications – The Essential Facts for Consumers

Your Doctor Has Ordered a Colonoscopy. What Questions Should You Ask?

This succinct Q & A style educational piece features key questions that any patient undergoing colonoscopy should ask to ensure the best possible experience. Its informative tone reviews issues such as specialty training in gastroenterology and colonoscopy, as well as the experience and special skills of trained colonoscopists.

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Virtual Colonoscopy. Frequently Asked Questions about CT Colonography.

Media attention to news of a study on CT colonography published in December 2003 in the New England Journal of Medicine raised questions in the minds of many consumers. This brochure answers these questions in clear and concise language, offering a balanced perspective on emerging technologies and their role in colorectal cancer screening.

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What is a Gastroenterologist? A Patient Education Pamphlet.

This educational tool reviews the unique qualifications and skills of gastrointestinal specialists in straightforward terms. An essential patient education tool.

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