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May 04, 2016, 15:45 ET GIQuIC Colonoscopy Quality Registry Reaches 3 Million Colonoscopy Cases

 The dramatic growth in the number of colonoscopies reported through the GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC) registry reached...


Apr 12, 2016, 11:45 ET Low-Dose Aspirin for 50-to-59-Year-Olds with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Recommended for Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a recommendation for initiating low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention of both...


Mar 29, 2016, 09:20 ET Katie Couric's Personal Reflection Published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology

 Her unanticipated journey as a cancer advocate is the subject of a personal essay by Katie Couric published online today in The American...


Feb 16, 2016, 14:45 ET Proton Pump Inhibitors' Link to Dementia: Patients on Long-Term PPIs Should Consult Your Physician according to American College of Gastroenterology

 A recently published study of claims data from a German health plan suggests an association between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use and...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Dr. Kenneth R. DeVault Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG, was elected by the membership as the 2015-2016 president of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Video Press Briefings Feature Abstract Authors and Renowned GI Experts Discussing Key Science Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 80th Annual Meeting

 Featured abstract authors and renowned experts in the field of gastroenterology offer clinical insight and real-world perspective in a series...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Gut Microbiome Insights; Obesity and Digestive Health Risks; Delivery Options and Predictors of Failure for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation; among Featured Topics Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 80th Annual Meeting

 New research in the area of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) further advances understanding of the safety and effectiveness of FMT for...


Oct 13, 2015, 18:15 ET ACG 2015 Press Briefing/Expert Availability

The Critical Role of Food & Technology in GI: How Far We've Come, Where We're Going Featuring Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG,...


Oct 13, 2015, 18:12 ET American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of 1st Annual SCOPY: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence

 The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the first annual SCOPY Award (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer...


Jun 08, 2015, 13:00 ET Biomarker Advances in Gastroenterology Highlighted, New Data Unveiled in Special Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology

 Biomarker advances in gastroenterology are highlighted in a special June issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, which also...


May 12, 2015, 08:00 ET American College of Gastroenterology Announces New Co-Editors-in-Chief of Red Journal

 The American College of Gastroenterology today announced that two nationally recognized gastroenterologists will take the helm of The American...


Nov 05, 2014, 14:52 ET GIQuIC Colonoscopy Quality Registry Surpasses 1 Million Colonoscopy Cases

The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC), a joint initiative of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Virtual Press Briefings Feature Renowned GI Experts' Commentary, Real-Word Perspective on Key Science Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 79th Annual Meeting

In a series of virtual press briefings, renowned experts in the field of gastroenterology offer commentary and real word perspective on the key...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Hepatitis C Treatment Breakthroughs, Advances in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for C. difficile, Drug-Induced Liver Injury Warnings among Featured Topics Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 79th Annual Meeting

Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C (HCV) therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Dr. Stephen Hanauer Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG, a recognized international expert on the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, was elected by the membership as...


Aug 05, 2014, 11:07 ET American College of Gastroenterology Releases Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Today, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published a new systematic review of evidence about the management of irritable bowel...


Jun 17, 2014, 08:00 ET New Guidelines Warn of Liver Dangers from Herbal Supplements, OTC and RX Drugs

New clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) appear in the July issue of The American...


Apr 22, 2014, 08:00 ET Combination of Alcohol and Tobacco Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer

The rate of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) nearly doubles in those who both smoke and drink compared to those who only smoke...


Jan 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Quinoa Well Tolerated in Patients with Celiac Disease

Adding quinoa to the gluten-free diet of patients with celiac disease is well-tolerated, and does not exacerbate the condition, according to new...


Nov 05, 2013, 13:53 ET New CDC Report Shows Colorectal Cancer Tests are Underused: 23 Million American Adults Have Never Been Tested

 Colorectal cancer screening (CRC) rates remain too low, with about one in three adults (ages 50 to 75 years) not being tested for colorectal...


Nov 05, 2013, 08:00 ET Data Casts New Light on Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity: Is it an Allergy?

Patients with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) and other food sensitivities showed clinical, laboratory and histological characteristics...


Oct 14, 2013, 08:00 ET Dr. Harry Sarles Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Harry Eugene Sarles, Jr., M.D., FACG was elected by the membership as the 2013-2014 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a...


Oct 11, 2013, 10:00 ET American College of Gastroenterology Announces Press Briefing Schedule and Press Release Highlights from Upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE, Monday, October 14, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EDT More than 4,000 gastroenterologists, physicians and other health care...


Sep 05, 2013, 08:00 ET New Guidelines on the Management of Acute Pancreatitis Published by the American College of Gastroenterology

Updated guidelines on the management of acute pancreatitis, a condition that causes acute inflammation of the pancreas, appear in the September...


Aug 13, 2013, 08:00 ET Heat Waves Increase Incidence of Infectious Gastroenteritis and IBD flares

Swiss researchers report an increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) relapse in patients during heat wave periods. The study published in...