Harvoni: Points to Consider

Harvoni, the newly FDA approved drug for chronic hepatitis C, is indicated for genotype 1 patients only. All others, at this time, are not approved. Additional new drugs are in the process of receiving FDA approval for the other genotypes. While there is no official indication for treating post-liver transplant patients, many experienced physicians will […]

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New Hepatitis C Drug Harvoni FDA Approved: Information for Patients

More information on the new Gilead drug Harvoni for patients with hepatitis C.

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New Hepatitis C Drug is FDA Approved: Harvoni (Combo Lepidasvir and Sofosbuvir)

Yet another hepatitis C drug has been approved by the FDA, a great day for those who suffer from hepatitis C. A combination of Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir, this new drug, called Harvoni, is the latest entry by Gilead, leading the way in curing hepatitis C. For patients interested in therapy, contact our office during business […]

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The Great Mayonnaise Deception and Marketing Trickery

The Great Mayonnaise Deception and Marketing Trickery

For full disclosure, I prefer mayo over mustard. Growing up, we were a mayo leaning household. Blame my parents. Sitting having lunch today, as I reached for my favorite mayonnaise, my eye focuses on the bottom of the bottle, with somewhat of a surprising health claim: my favorite “real” mayonnaise actually will supply me with […]

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Alcoholic Liver Disease: What You Need to Know-The Basics

Our latest video covers the basic aspects of alcohol related liver disease, and the complications of excessive alcohol intake. In general, there are three areas of concern: 1. The development of alcoholic fatty liver disease 2. The development of acute alcoholic hepatitis 3. Alcoholic cirrhosis The major point to understanding is that all alcoholic drinks […]

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Childhood Obesity: A Close Up Look

Which that said, my estimate is that 35% of these young women are overweight or obese. This is consistent with the national trend. One of the players had a very obvious “spare tire” that was visually obvious with every swing. The gravity if this adipose tissue flung forward with the twist of her swing. With […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Here is information on a recent radio segment I did discussing Alcohol Awareness Month, and the ill effects alcohol has on your body. Read it and share it with your family. Listen to the broadcast segment.

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Bad Food Selection Key to Obesity

Bad Food Selection Key to Obesity

Another entry of what not to eat. Reality check from the airport. Real world advice. When traveling, there is virtually nothing healthful to eat at the airport. You have to resist the fast foods you’re confronted with, and try to pack your own food for the trip. As uncool as this seems, or for some […]

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Availability of Unhealthy Fast Foods Adding to Obesity and Healthcare Crisis.

Availability of Unhealthy Fast Foods Adding to Obesity and Healthcare Crisis.

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New York Times: Fatty Liver Threat Tied to Obesity

New York Times: Fatty Liver Threat Tied to Obesity

The New York Times posted a great article by Anahad O’Connor, titled Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity. Click the link to read the full article. As a liver specialist, I see the effects of obesity daily, and the liver disease that results. These are my thoughts on this: Obesity is public enemy […]

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