Public Release:  AGA publications unveil new iPad apps, website

American Gastroenterological Association

Bethesda, MD (Oct. 9, 2012) -- In order to best meet the needs of members, the American Gastroenterological Association has launched new electronic offerings to make it easier for busy health-care professionals to stay abreast of the latest research and news in gastroenterology while on the go.

Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Launch iPad Apps

Both AGA journals, Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, have launched iPad apps, which are free to download in the Apple App store. The apps are full of intuitive features, including easy-to-navigate table of contents, abstract previews, full-text and PDF views, and note-taking, bookmarking and sharing functionality. Content dating back to January 2011 for both journals are included in the apps.

To locate the apps in the Apple App store, search for Gastroenterology or Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The apps will appear in the device's "Newsstand" after download. AGA members and journal subscribers can access the full-text content of each journal issue on their iPad at no additional cost. Learn more about how to access the content at http://www.gastrojournal.org/content/mobileaccessinstructions and http://www.cghjournal.org/content/mobileaccessinstructions.

GI & Hepatology News Launches Website

Readers of the AGA's official newspaper, GI & Hepatology News, can now receive the latest news in the field as soon as it breaks. The new website -- www.gihepnews.com -- publishes stories online in advance of the print edition and is optimized for smart phones, enabling readers to easily browse the same breaking news on-the-go.

Other features include a video library of interviews, reports and expert commentary on new research; summaries of important articles and podcast interviews with authors from the AGA journals; comprehensive DDW coverage; and easy-to-navigate "specialty focus" article collections, making specific content instantly accessible.

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About the AGA Institute

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. www.gastro.org.

About Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute, is the most prominent scientific journal in the specialty and is in the top 1 percent of indexed medical journals internationally. The journal publishes clinical and basic science studies of all aspects of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas, as well as nutrition. The journal is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, Nutrition Abstracts and Science Citation Index. For more information, visit www.gastrojournal.org.

About Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The mission of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology is to provide readers with a broad spectrum of themes in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology. This monthly peer-reviewed journal includes original articles as well as scholarly reviews, with the goal that all articles published will be immediately relevant to the practice of gastroenterology and hepatology. For more information, visit www.cghjournal.org.

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