National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Who We Are
Provides a central information resource on the prevention and management of digestive diseases. Responds to written inquiries, develops and distributes publications about digestive diseases and provides referrals to digestive disease organizations. Maintains a database of patient and professional education materials, from which literature searches are generated. One of the National Institutes of Health.
The NIDDK's health information section lists titles of lay-language and easy-to-read publications on topics covered by NIDDK. (You may also refer to the National Institutes of Health's Health Information Index or to use the NIH search engine if you're not sure which institute covers your area of interest.)
If you have a complex question and you're comfortable with technical articles, you can search the medical literature by using the free Internet access to MEDLINE. MEDLINEplus contains consumer-friendly information on specific disease topics and conditions and also includes links to medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, drug information, and other resources. If you still need help finding general information about a diagnosed condition, send your question to the NIDDK site manager.
Part of National Health Institute, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services