Patient access to care

The GI Tract is a Long and Winding Road

Feb. 13, 2018

Check your mailbox for a new AGA patient education poster.

Medicaid Skimps on Hepatitis C Treatment in Many States

Feb. 8, 2018

Report finds restrictions based on liver disease severity, sobriety and type of provider.

Building an IBD Specialty Clinic from the Ground Up

Feb. 7, 2018

Gastro One in Tennessee developed an IBD clinic within their practice, which decreased emergency room visits by 70 percent.

It’s Time to Talk About the Hard Stuff

Feb. 6, 2018

Discussing constipation with patients may be uncomfortable, but providing information on how to relieve symptoms makes the talk worth it.

AGA President Sheila Crowe Spends the Day on Capitol Hill Advocating for GI

Jan. 31, 2018

Dr. Crowe met with representatives to let Congress know that research funding and patient access to care are vital.

Blog: Diagnosis, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Hepatorenal Syndrome in Patients With Cirrhosis

Jan. 30, 2018

New concepts and developments for diagnosis and assessment of renal function in patients with cirrhosis. Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

Birth-Cohort Testing IDs Undiagnosed HCV

Jan. 25, 2018

But many don't get treatment due to gaps in linkage to care.
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Community Health Clinics Evolving HCV Programs

Dec. 14, 2017

Increasing importance in treating high-risk populations as access to care improves.

A Few Clicks from Dr. Rajeev Jain and the Big Payoff for his Patients

Nov. 8, 2017

Dr. Rajeev Jain explains how integrating AGA patient education into his EHR improved his efficiency and better engaged his patients.

AGA Supports Bill to Stabilize Individual Market

Oct. 26, 2017

This bipartisan agreement is good first step to ensure patients continue to have access to quality care.

An English Professor Walks into a Doctor’s Office…

Oct. 18, 2017

How literate are your patients about their health?

Help Ease the Frustrations of Your IBS Patients

Oct. 18, 2017

Resources are available to help you provide an overview of symptoms, testing and the best treatment options for your patients.

Native Americans Have Highest HCV Rates

Oct. 12, 2017

Treatment for HCV challenging due to the limited Indian Health Services (IHS) funding.

Closing the Colonoscopy Loophole

Oct. 4, 2017

AGA committee member Shazia Mehmood Siddique’s Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed explains how current legislation is hurting patients.

Safe OTC Pain Medicine Use Resources Now Available in Spanish

Oct. 2, 2017

Continuing to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, AGA adds more Spanish resources to the patient education library.

Is HCV Drug Development Nearing Its End?

Sept. 28, 2017

Two new FDA approvals fill medical gaps, but access to treatment remains a challenge.

AGA Spanish Patient Education Materials at Your Fingertips

Sept. 26, 2017

Spanish materials cover a range of topics including colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, pancreatitis and more.

Can You Name the Top Five Products with Gluten?

Sept. 20, 2017

This month’s CGH patient education section provides you with top talking points for your celiac disease patients.

Hispanic Heritage Month and Patient Care

Sept. 16, 2017

Resources available to help you better engage with your Hispanic patients.

CGH Patient Education Spotlight: Celiac Disease

Aug. 30, 2017

This month’s CGH patient page looks at key points patients need to know about celiac disease.

IBD 115: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in IBD

Aug. 24, 2017

Learn more about Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, based on the AGA Clinical Guideline "Therapeutic Monitoring in Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

AGA Members Meet with Rep. Gene Green at Baylor College

Aug. 24, 2017

In-district meetings personalize GI for congressional legislators.

Talking to Patients With NAFLD

July 27, 2017

Five steps to help you approach patients that have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Make an Impact on World Hepatitis Day

July 27, 2017

World Hepatitis Day, July 28, is an opportunity to join in on the fight to end viral hepatitis.