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Oct 25, 2016, 08:39 ET Largest Analysis Examining Barriers to EPI Diagnosis Finds Patients with Digestive Health Issues Overlook Their Symptoms

Digestive conditions affect 60 to 70 million Americans,1 and people with gastrointestinal (GI) issues often ignore their discomfort. According to...


Aug 04, 2016, 08:00 ET American Gastroenterological Association Establishes NIH-Funded Registry to Track Fecal Microbiota Transplants

 Today, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) announced that it has received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and...


Jan 27, 2016, 13:50 ET Pain Sufferers Risking Overdoses, National Survey Finds

Many Americans who turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for chronic pain relief are routinely ignoring medicine labels, according to new...


Dec 14, 2015, 10:17 ET IBS in America: Survey Highlights Physical, Social and Emotional Impact

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) significantly impacts patients' daily lives; a new survey found symptoms can be so bothersome that many people would...


Feb 04, 2015, 10:19 ET Flu Epidemic Presents a Hidden Danger to Consumers: The Potential Misuse of Over-The-Counter Pain Medications

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


Dec 22, 2014, 10:49 ET AGA's GERD Registry Enrolls First Patients

 The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology is pleased to announce that the first two enrollees...


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...


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...


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...


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)...


Dec 10, 2003, 00:00 ET Americans Seeking Relief From Common Pain Medication Can Be At Fatal Risk

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for more education about the side effects that can...


Jun 10, 2003, 01:00 ET Stigma of Hepatitis C and Lack of Awareness Stops Americans From Getting Tested and Treated

BETHESDA, Md., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' misunderstanding of the potential dangers of hepatitis C is causing many with risk factors to...


May 01, 2003, 01:00 ET Protective Bacteria Prevent Complication Following Ulcerative Colitis Surgery

BETHESDA, Md., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ulcerative colitis patients who have their colon surgically removed are significantly less likely to develop...


Mar 21, 2002, 00:00 ET Nighttime Heartburn is Keeping Atlanta Awake

ATLANTA, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the more than 750,000 people in the Atlanta, GA area who suffer from heartburn, 60 percent report...


Mar 13, 2002, 00:00 ET Nighttime Heartburn Is Keeping Baltimore Awake

BALTIMORE, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the more than 430,000 people in the Baltimore area who suffer from heartburn, 49 percent report...