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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...


Apr 13, 2016, 07:59 ET Landmark Survey Reveals Physical and Emotional Challenges Faced by Patients Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

 The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) today released a new analysis from the landmark "IBS in America" survey, revealing insights...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 13, 2015, 08:00 ET New Partnership Provides Support for Epigenetics Research in Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2015  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), in partnership with the...


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...