Yes, it is true, you are what you eat. But let’s take it back one step; you’re only as good as the food you buy at the market. I am a professional observer. Same may say snoop. At the supermarket, I am looking to see what everyone is buying, and passing judgement on the value […]
About Dr. Joe GalatiDr. Joe Galati is a Liver Specialist practicing in Houston, Texas. His practice, Liver Specialists of Texas is dedicated to the care of patients with all facets of liver disease.
by Dr. Joe Galati on 05/17/2014
Listen to the recent interview with Brett Sanders with Heart Gift, and the charitable work they are doing for children around the world in need of life saving open heart surgery. Brett Sanders and Heart Gift: Update on Life Saving Surgery in Houston by Your Health First Radio on Mixcloud
by Dr. Joe Galati on 05/08/2014
Here is a behind the scenes look at our studio, and the making of the Medical Minute.
by Dr. Joe Galati on 05/01/2014
Take a look at this video, with a brief description of an umbilical hernia in a patient with cirrhosis.
by Dr. Joe Galati on 04/20/2014
Tonight on Your Health First, I did a segment on alcohol use, and the ill effects on the body. This is information that needs to be shared with those closest to you. Unfortunately, not everyone is up to date on this information, and only after years of alcohol misuse and or abuse, do they come […]
by Dr. Joe Galati on 04/05/2014
Primary liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma, is a growing problem we face in the care of patients with chronic liver disease, especially hepatitis C. The number of new cases of liver cancer I see each week has grown steadily over the past 15 years. A lot of this has to do with the aging population […]
by Dr. Joe Galati on 01/30/2014
A new article in the NEJM sheds light on the origins of obesity. It seems obesity starts earlier than expected, and obese 5 year olds are at risk for life-long obesity. Listen to Dr. Galati’s podcast here.
by Dr. Joe Galati on 12/08/2013
Last Friday the FDA gave approval to Gilead approving their new HCV drug sofosbuvir, know as Solvadi. The indication for the HCV drug is wider than ever before, opening the door to a much wider range of patients that can benefit from treatment. Know that it is available, feel free to contact us for a […]
by Dr. Joe Galati on 12/06/2013
Yet another new drug to treat hepatitis C has been approved. The FDA announced the approval of sofosbuvir, commercially known as Sovaldi. Sovaldi is manufactured by Gilead. More details on this new therapy will be added this weekend, so stay tuned. For an office evaluation and opinion if you are a candidate for these new hepatitis […]
by Dr. Joe Galati on 11/29/2013
This past week, the FDA gave approval to Janssen’s new drug to treat hepatitis C. Simeprevir, commercially know as OLYSIO, is the first new hepatitis C drug since the release of telapravir (Incevik) and boceprevir (Victrelis) in 2011. Simeprevir is a NS3/4A protease inhibitor, used in combination with interferon and ribavirin. The release of simeprevir marks […]
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- Firdous Ahmad: Dear Dr, My mother have hepatitis C, and she also ...