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2011-09-19 22:00:43

Neuroticism — the tendency to experience negative emotions —significantly affects brain processing during pain, as well as during the anticipation of pain.

2011-09-12 14:48:55

The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding needs to be considered when determining the potential preventive benefits associated with low-dose aspirin for cardiovascular disease and cancer.

2011-08-11 21:25:55

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective option for the treatment of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus that attains lasting response.

2011-07-05 23:31:53

Intake of high levels of folate may reduce colorectal cancer risk, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.

2011-06-14 21:15:19

Non-invasive tests for liver fibrosis, such as liver stiffness measurement or the FibroTest, can predict survival of patients with chronic hepatitis C.

2011-05-06 14:26:34

Clinicians, researchers and scientists from around the world will gather for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2011, the largest and most prestigious gastroenterology meeting, from May 7-10, 2011, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. DDW, which is jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, is the...

2011-04-26 08:48:00

BOWIE, Md., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant, Inc., and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) today announced that Vertex Pharmaceuticals will utilize the AGA Digestive Health Outcomes Registry(TM) to perform unique data analysis projects.

2011-04-06 11:03:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield today announced an initiative to inform and educate physicians and consumers about important findings from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) related to a little known but common infection that is a precursor to serious stomach ailments.

2011-04-04 20:03:45

New guidelines issued by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) support the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to remove precancerous cells in patients with Barrett’s esophagus, a condition most commonly caused by chronic acid reflux, or GERD. Barrett’s esophagus is the leading cause of esophageal cancer and affects an estimated two million Americans.

2011-03-29 13:22:29

The simple practice of letters and a telephone call to patients who are due for a colonoscopy significantly improves adherence to endoscopic follow-up recommendations.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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