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Sep 18, 2014, 11:58 ET

Gastroenterologists Present United Front on Capitol Hill

 Physician members of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) will travel to Capitol Hill tomorrow to send a clear message to...

Mar 20, 2014, 12:30 ET

American Gastroenterological Association and EndoGastric Solutions Establish Registry for GERD Procedures

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology today announced a partnership with EndoGastric...

Mar 14, 2014, 08:27 ET

American Gastroenterological Association Launches Device Registry Initiative

 The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology announced today the launch of an initiative to...

Feb 18, 2014, 18:51 ET

American Gastroenterological Association Seeks To Reduce The Number Of Preventable GI Health Issues Many Face

As the cold and flu season peaks, adults may take multiple over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines to treat their pain and fever symptoms. Yet many...

Jun 12, 2013, 14:58 ET

Fecal Microbiota Transplant is a Promising Treatment

Generally, drug development in the U.S. is powered by pharmaceutical company laboratories. In an unusual turn of events, a promising new treatment...

May 14, 2013, 07:53 ET

AGA Research Foundation Announces Endowment Gift from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. to Support Gastroenterology Research

 Today, the American Gastroenterological Association announced that Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. will provide a $1.5 million...

Apr 23, 2013, 15:03 ET

AGA Research Foundation Receives $200K Gift from Shire Pharmaceuticals

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation is pleased to welcome Shire Pharmaceuticals as a supporter of the...

Mar 14, 2013, 07:53 ET

AGA Creates Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education

In a healthy adult, microbial cells are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to one. Many microbes maintain our health, while others cause...

Mar 13, 2013, 09:47 ET

Salix Pharmaceuticals Commits $1.125M to AGA Research Foundation

 The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation is pleased to welcome Salix Pharmaceuticals as a supporter of the...

May 14, 2012, 09:00 ET

Most Baby Boomers Never Tested for Hepatitis C, Despite Being Most at Risk

 Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) have never been tested or are unsure if they have been...

Apr 12, 2012, 10:25 ET

Covidien Makes Multi-Year Contribution to Help AGA Promote Advances in Technology for Gastroenterology Patients

 The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is committed to help shape the gastroenterology practice of the future by fostering the...

Mar 22, 2012, 11:34 ET

CDC and AGA Join Forces to Bring Colorectal Cancer Screening to the Uninsured

CDC and AGA Join Forces to Bring Colorectal Cancer Screening to the Uninsured Everyone Age 50+ Should be Screened for Colorectal Cancer...

Oct 27, 2011, 17:08 ET

AGA Launches Initiative to Promote Technology Advances

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has launched the Center for GI Innovation and Technology to help shape the gastroenterology...

Mar 23, 2011, 08:00 ET

New Nationwide Survey Identifies Need for Increased Dialogue Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Frequent Heartburn Sufferers and Health Care Providers

According to findings from the new nationwide DISCUSS (Defining and Identifying GapS in CommUnication between GERD and/or Heartburn Sufferers and...

Jun 24, 2010, 13:13 ET

General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Becomes an AGA Foundation Digestive Health Partner

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (FDHN) is pleased to announce that the General...

May 03, 2010, 09:03 ET

ACAAI and AGA Partner to Raise Awareness of Hereditary Angioedema Through 'HAE: Learn About It, Talk About It'

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)Institute today announced an...

May 17, 2008, 01:00 ET

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Establishes $3 Million Endowment with AGA Foundation

BETHESDA, Md., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (FDHN)...

Jun 19, 2006, 01:00 ET

Statement from American Gastroenterological Association: Blue Cross of California's Pending Policy Jeopardizes Patient Care

BETHESDA, Md., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is concerned that Blue Cross of California's new...

Apr 28, 2005, 01:00 ET

AGA Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition Receives Landmark $5 Million Gift in Support of Gastroenterology Research

BETHESDA, Md., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (FDHN)...

May 20, 2004, 01:00 ET

Despite Increasing Concern About Pain Reliever Side Effects, Many Patients Take More than Recommended Dose

NEW ORLEANS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite increasing evidence of the serious side effects associated with indiscriminate use of...