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Nov 13, 2018, 12:28 ET ASGE encourages chronic heartburn sufferers to be checked; medical advances can now help doctors prevent progression to cancer

For the millions of Americans suffering from chronic heartburn, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) wants you to think...


Aug 06, 2018, 16:29 ET New study shows that peptic ulcers caused by H. pylori should be taken seriously and treated promptly

A new study looks at delays in treatment for infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria, and how delaying treatment for various lengths of time can...


Jun 04, 2018, 08:30 ET ASGE Launches Public Service Awareness Campaign to Preempt Esophageal Cancer

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) today launched a campaign to inform the public about the link between chronic heartburn...


Mar 01, 2018, 04:24 ET Physicians Urge: Don't Delay Screening For Colorectal Cancer

During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) urges everyone over age 50 (or ...


Nov 14, 2017, 16:03 ET Report From Groundbreaking "EndoVators Summit" Offers Guidance and Direction for Obesity Treatment

recently published white paper from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE)...


Jun 20, 2017, 14:03 ET Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests

In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening confirms that people at average risk...


May 25, 2017, 15:05 ET Leading Gastrointestinal Society Names Karen L. Woods, MD To President

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) announces the appointment of Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE, of Houston Methodist...


Mar 07, 2017, 14:13 ET Doctors Urge Patients To Embrace Lifesaving Colorectal Cancer Screening

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is partnering with kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) again this year to ask people age 50...


Sep 29, 2016, 10:00 ET ASGE Recognizes 18 Endoscopy Units For Quality And Safety As Part Of Its Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized 18 endoscopy units in the first half of 2016 as part of its program...


Jun 29, 2016, 02:33 ET ASGE Announces Its 2016-2017 Governing Board

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) announces its 2016-2017 Governing Board. The appointees began their service effective May...


May 20, 2016, 10:13 ET ASGE Sessions on ERCP, Cancer Staging, Adenoma Detection, Pediatric Endoscopy, Reprocessing, and Advances in Diagnosing and Imaging

Don't miss these American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) programs at DDW®: Saturday ASGE Topic Forum: "Bugs on Duodenoscopes: Pressing ...


Mar 08, 2016, 04:25 ET ASGE and Kathy Ireland Urge People 50 And Over To Embrace Colorectal Cancer Screening For Good Health

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is partnering with Kathy Ireland to ask people age 50 and older to embrace colorectal...


Sep 10, 2015, 10:00 ET Changing patient's position helps effectiveness of colonoscopy--especially on one side

Having patients lie on their left side while the right side of their colon is being examined can result in more polyps being found, thus increasing...


Apr 02, 2015, 11:04 ET Experts Convene to Explore the State of the Science and Set Priorities for Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Associated With Advanced Endoscopic Procedures

On Monday, March 30, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the lead society for safety and quality in gastrointestinal...


Mar 05, 2015, 05:10 ET ASGE and AGA Issue Consensus Statement on Surveillance and Management of Dysplasia in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) have issued updated recommendations ...


Jan 21, 2015, 10:27 ET Gastroenterology Societies Discuss Patient Safety in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Patient safety is a primary concern for gastrointestinal endoscopists. You may have recently heard or read about the spread of infection of difficult ...


Dec 15, 2014, 02:58 ET ASGE Announces New Courses for 2015

The new year will see new course offerings, as well as the return of popular programs, from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy...


Dec 02, 2014, 10:41 ET ASGE and ACG Issue Updated Quality Indicators for GI Endoscopic Procedures

The ASGE/ACG Task Force on Quality in Endoscopy, a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American...


Nov 24, 2014, 12:59 ET Know the Facts About GERD

National GERD Awareness Week is November 23-29, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) urges individuals who suffer from...


Mar 03, 2014, 02:48 ET President Declares March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy...


Feb 27, 2014, 05:30 ET Kathy Ireland Expands Her Wide Position In Non-Profit Activism By Partnering With ASGE To Raise Awareness About Colon Cancer Screening

Kathy Ireland is partnering with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), which represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy ...


Dec 31, 2013, 12:13 ET ASGE Announces New Courses For 2014

The new year will see new course offerings, as well as the return of popular programs, from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy...


Dec 19, 2013, 12:30 ET 50 Or Over? Add Colorectal Cancer Screening To Your List Of New Year's Resolutions

A new year is a new opportunity to commit to healthy living and if you are 50 or over, getting screened for colorectal cancer should be on your list...


Dec 09, 2013, 03:07 ET ASGE Recognizes Eight Endoscopy Units For Quality And Safety As Part Of Its Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized eight endoscopy units as part of its program specifically dedicated to...


Nov 25, 2013, 01:40 ET Don't Let GERD Stop You From Enjoying The Holidays

National GERD Awareness Week is November 24-30, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) urges individuals who suffer from...