New colorectal cancer screening tests, smoking and colorectal cancer, first woman of GI.

Driving Change

The incidence of colorectal cancer is especially high among American Indians in Minnesota. David Perdue is working to change that.

Easy Pill to Swallow

A tiny camera gives physicians a view of the small intestine, which cannot be reached with traditional endoscopy.

Not Just for Adults

With the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease increasing in children, more doctors will have to watch for this tough-to-recognize condition.


June 2008 | Table of Contents

Cover Story

Gut Response

By Howard Bell

Gastroenterologists are treating more and more patients with obesity-related illnesses.


Bias in the Design, Interpretation, and Publication of Industry-Sponsored Clinical Research

By Dale Hammerschmidt, M.D.

Physicians have an obligation to be skeptical consumers of research, especially as they make care decisions based on the findings.

Clinical and Health Affairs

Approach to Acute, Recurrent, and Chronic Pancreatitis

By Timothy P. Kinney, M.D., and Martin L. Freeman, M.D.


Surgeons without Scalpels: A Review of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery

By Erica A. Moran, M.D., and Christopher J. Gostout, M.D.


Endoscopic Ultrasound

By Federico T. Rossi, M.D.


The Safety of Biologic Agents in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Chris Shepela, M.D.


Editor's Note

Inside the Black Box


MMA Viewpoint

MMA Vision Shapes Health Care Reform



MMA News

Health Fund Raid Largely Avoided
Significant Health Care Reform Passes
DVD Helps Providers Serve Returning Vets


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