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Liver Education Video: Hepatitis C and Liver Transplant in Houston Part 2

Over the next week or two, we plan to roll-out a series of comprehensive videos covering a wide-range of topics related to all facets of liver disease. This is geared for our patients, their families, our staff, and all those interested in liver disease.

We plan to keep them no longer than 5 minutes, to keep everyones attention, as well as to stay focused on one general topic at a time.

This is Part 2 of the series. Part 1 was produced last year. Come back often and let us all know what you think.

Part 1 Liver Disease Education

Part 2 Liver Disease Education

 

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More Bad News on Dietary Sodium

More Bad News on Dietary Sodium

A day does not go by on the radio or in the office that I am sitting with a patient discussing the health hazards of dietary salt (a.k.a. sodium).  I believe that this is one of the greatest threats to our health, in addition to excessive intake of calories and obesity. This past week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Lawrence J. Appel commented on a new study looking to reduce dietary sodium.

Health care reform is front and center on the U.S. political agenda. Actively debated are fundamental changes to the health care delivery system, which largely focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of existing disease. Prevention of disease, commonly accomplished through public health interventions, appears to be an afterthought, perhaps because the benefits are mistakenly perceived as small and the cost savings delayed.

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