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The AGA Community is a member-only online forum where you can connect with GIs from around the world. In recent years, it has become a steadfast sounding board for physicians to gain insight into their difficult patient scenarios. AGA members have reached out to their colleagues to determine best practices for therapies, diagnoses and disease-management options […]

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AGA’s 2018 Presidential Plenary session was packed, and excitement in the room was palpable! On the stage sat Sheila Crowe, our outgoing president, with David Lieberman, our incoming president. Our new logo was proudly and prominently displayed. In addition to expert presentations on eosinophilic esophagitis, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, several abstracts were highlighted. […]

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The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is no longer a new problem; however, despite continued emphasis on disease burden, more than two-thirds of Americans are considered overweight or obese.1 Gastroenterologists are uniquely positioned to take the lead in managing the disease considering their extensive training in the pathophysiology of the digestive tract, management of common […]

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For 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) raised the bar for physicians and practices participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). It will now be more difficult to earn the increasing number of […]

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“Equal pay for equal work,” is an expression that has resonated in our society since the early 20th century, evolving as the watchword for the women’s movement in post-war, industrial America. Women who were doing “men’s work” in the wartime workforce were devalued at war’s end. Confident in their abilities and empowered by the possibilities, […]

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Robert “Bob” Funderburg was well-known in Rockford, IL, and throughout the state as a successful businessman and philanthropist. Both Bob and his wife, Sally, were active in many charitable causes in Rockford and Chicago, particularly focusing their efforts in the areas of health care, the arts and education. In the spring of 1990, Bob’s life […]

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“Faster” is the new normative way of living and the demand for instant results affects every aspect of our lives. We want instant access to movies that can be streamed from our devices. We want our shopping purchases to be shipped to our door on the same day. We want the most reliable and accurate […]