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May 08, 2015, 14:00 ET

IBS in America: American Gastroenterological Association Initiates Comprehensive Survey of Patients and Physicians

Today, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) launched a survey to understand the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience from both...

Mar 23, 2015, 08:00 ET

How to Stop Duodenoscope Infections

 A growing number of antibiotic-resistant infections have been reported following use of a specialized medical device called a duodenoscope,...

Mar 04, 2015, 15:49 ET

AGA Welcomes Inaugural Class of Future Leaders

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has created the Future Leaders Program to identify gastroenterologists who will lead the...

Feb 20, 2015, 14:38 ET

Five Important Facts About Duodenoscopes & "Superbug" Contamination

There have been reports of patient-to-patient infections of CRE bacteria linked to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...

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...

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...