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NIH 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). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NDDIC was established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies, voluntary organizations on the national level, and professional groups to identify and respond to informational needs about digestive diseases.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases. AARDA is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. AARDA provides patients with information and referrals through its national toll-free patient information line, 1-800-598-4668. AARDA also provides information on its Web site, www.aarda.org.

Review Date: May 23, 2011

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Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc.

The Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc. (CSA/USA) is a non-profit, national support organization which offers information and referral services concerning celiac sprue, a disease caused by intolerance to gluten, and dermatitis herpetiformis, another gluten-related disorder. Information is available about children and adults with the condition, and is provided to health educators, health professionals and the general public. Staff have access to a medical advisory board for questions which consumers may not be able to have answered through their local health system. CSA/USA does not charge for telephone information or referral services; materials are available at no charge or a nominal cost. CSA/USA provides its services nationwide through 113 chapters and 60 resource units.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is an organization for supporting patients living with from gluten-sensitive diseases (celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and gluten intolerances), in order to live health lives. The Group is administered by health care professionals who are able to advise its members on diet. The Group holds provides education materials at no charge from its Web site and holds events such as education conferences. The Group disseminates information on celiac disease research, product and drug information, and advocacy efforts. Membership is by fee. GIG is a touchstone for researchers to gather patients and information on gluten intolerance. GIG affiliates are located throughout the states.

Review Date: October 13, 2011

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