Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Blog Updates: Nutrition in Cirrhosis, Living With Cirrhosis, Alzheimer’s and Liver Health

Welcome folks, start by downloading a comprehensive guide about nutrition written for people with cirrhosis, or check out an interview featuring a courageous individual battling cirrhosis who bravely treated the hepatitis C virus. Finally, review a study from the University of Pennsylvania investigating possible links between the gut, liver and Alzheimer’s disease.
*links are provided below

Hepatology - Top Story From Healio 
Healio features the industry’s best news reporting, dynamic multimedia, question-and-answer columns, educational activities in a variety of formats, blogs, and peer-reviewed journals.
Latest News: August 29, 2018 
Results of a recent mortality profile of New York City residents with hepatitis C and hepatitis B showed that patients with HCV were significantly more likely to have HIV coinfection, hepatocellular carcinoma, and lower survival rates compared with HBV.

Thank you CLF, Healio and the following awesome bloggers who continue to share their experience with liver disease, viral hepatitis, liver cancer and more... 

Canadian Liver Foundation
At CLF we strive to improve prevention and the quality of life of those living with liver disease by advocating for better screening, access to treatment, and patient care.
Latest blog entry: The Nutrition in Cirrhosis Guide
Filled with practical tips and healthy recipes, this guide will help patients with cirrhosis and their caregivers navigate more effectively through daily life.

Hep is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by viral hepatitis.
Latest blog updates: Aug 29, 2018
Patient Experience Living With Cirrhosis with John M., Part 1
By Connie M. Welch
Connie Welch’s interview of John M, who was successfully treated and cured from hepatitis C in 2014 with Harvoni.

Aug 23, 2018
By Karen Hoyt
After being sick with cirrhosis, treatment for Hepatitis C, liver cancer, and transplant, Karen wonders about PTSD from liver disease.

ADRLF (Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation)
Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides resources, education and information related to screening, the prevention of and treatment for the Hepatitis Virus and Liver Cancer. 
Latest blog entry: Aug 28, 2018
It is safe to assume that many people do not know, nor would even suspect that there is a connection between liver health and Alzheimer’s disease. Last month, at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference held in July in Chicago, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania presented interesting findings which identify the liver as a ‘new player’ in the study of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lucinda K. Porter
Lucinda Porter is a nurse, speaker, advocate and patient devoted to increasing awareness about hepatitis C.
Latest blog entry: August 23, 2018
Healing and the Power of Support Groups
I am a huge fan of support groups, especially for those who are going through HCV treatment. In this era of short medical appointments, support groups provide an opportunity for participants to share tips with each other. Further, patients who have personal experience with treatment bring perspective and a streetwise expertise that is highly valuable to those who are newly diagnosed or in treatment.

Hepatitis NSW
At NSW we provide information, support, referral and advocacy for people affected by viral hepatitis in NSW. We also provide workforce development and education services both to prevent the transmission of viral hepatitis and to improve services for those affected by it.
Latest blog entry: August 15, 2018
DAAs decrease hep C deaths but double GPs needed
Hepatitis C deaths have declined by 20% in the two years since direct-acting antivirals were added to the PBS, infectious diseases physicians say. Professor Greg Dore, from the Kirby Institute,…

Life Beyond Hepatitis C
Life Beyond Hep C is where faith, medical resources and patient support meet, helping Hep C patients and their families navigate through the entire journey of Hep C.
Latest blog entry: August 29, 2018
Dealing with liver disease or any chronic illness can be challenging enough and can bring an out of control feeling. Your diet is something you can control. It gives you a sense of being behind the wheel with your health.
At we empower patients and caregivers to take control of Hepatitis C by providing a platform to learn, educate, and connect with peers and healthcare professionals.
Latest blog updates: August 29, 2018
It’s Not Easy Being Yellow: Thoughts on Jaundice
By Karen Hoyt
For me, jaundice was the symptom that sent me to the emergency room. There, they pronounced that I had hepatitis.

August 24, 2018
Summer Heat & Hep C
By Kimberly Morgan Bossley
It’s the heat of the summer. The temperatures are soaring, with record heat across the country. News stations are reminding people to stay hydrated, to stay inside during peak hours, and to check on the elderly and those with health conditions. But what does all this heat mean for people with hep C?

Hepatitis B Foundation 
The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide.
Latest blog entry: August 29, 2018
Journey to the Cure: What Does Liver Cancer Research Look Like?
Aejaz Sayeed, PhD
Welcome to “Journey to the Cure.” This is a web series that chronicles the progress at the Hepatitis B Foundation and Baruch S. Blumberg Institute towards finding the cure for hepatitis B.

Healthy You
Harvard Health Blog
10 superfoods to boost a healthy diet
August 29, 2018
Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN
Over the years, research has shown that healthy dietary patterns can reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

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