Check out what we have in store for you in the February Newsletter
February is upon us and it is a sweetheart of a month. The HCV Advocate newsletter is packed full of interesting news to help in your educational interests. Please share it with your family, friends, and, of course, your sweetheart.
The articles in this month’s newsletter include:
- What We Need to Eliminate HCV, by Alan Franciscus. The multimedia review journal Clinical Liver Disease published a series of articles that provided important information about the tools needed to eliminate hepatitis C (HCV). This report is a review of the articles and is specific to the United States. It doesn’t address the political issues that are equally, if not more, important.
- I Heart Liver by Lucinda Porter, RN. Sometimes it takes a hepatitis C diagnosis for us to pay attention to the fact that we each have a liver. We learn where the liver is, what it does, and how essential it is. However, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects more than just the liver. HCV affects the entire body, particularly the heart and cardiovascular system. Since February is American Heart Month, it is a perfect time to discuss the relationship between the liver and its neighbor, the heart. In particular, we will explore ways to improve cardiovascular health. This information is good for everyone, with or without hepatitis C.
- Hepatitis Headlines (1) At Stanford, Term ‘Homosexual’ Will No Longer Be Used When Discussing Spread of Hepatitis, (2) Adherence to ‘Healthy Eating Index’ Diet May Reduce Liver Cancer Risk.
- What’s Up! News about the upcoming issue of our last HCV Advocate Newsletter this March, our patient HCV video and Packhealth – a patient resource.
Yours in Health,
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