About Dr. Joe Galati

Dr. 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.
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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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What’s in My Shopping Cart?

What’s in My Shopping Cart?

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 […]

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Brett Sanders Discusses LifeGift: Update on Life Saving Open Heart Surgery

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

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FDA Rejects Daily Aspirin Use to Prevent Heart Attack

Here is a behind the scenes look at our studio, and the making of the Medical Minute.

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Umbilical Hernia: Video Review

Take a look at this video, with a brief description of an umbilical hernia in a patient with cirrhosis.  

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Dr. Galati Discusses

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 […]

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Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, and Bad New for Patients: It’s Never Easy

Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, and Bad New for Patients: It’s Never Easy

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 […]

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Childhood Obesity: New Research Released in New England Journal of Medicine

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.  

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