December 29, 2011
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The staff of HCSP/HCV and HBV Advocate would like to take this opportunity to wish our Website audience a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. 2011 was an incredible year and 2012 and beyond hold the promise of even more discoveries, and even better treatment options.

This week’s eblast includes:

January 2012 HCV Advocate newsletter:

2011: Year in Review – Alan Franciscus, Editor-in-Chief – read about our picks for the top news stories of 2011.  I also discuss a brief overview of the outcomes of our trainings, website hits and how many pieces of educational materials we distributed—our staff was wondering why we felt so exhausted this year, but our accomplishments this year even surprised us. 

HealthWise: Telling Our Stories – Lucinda K. Porter, RN - In this month’s column Lucinda tells her story and encourages others to do the same.  Find out why this is so important.

HCV Snapshots – Lucinda K. Porter, RN – read about the importance of vitamin D, the knowledge of HCV among inner-city populations, the low rates of HAV and HBV immunization in people with liver disease and much more. 

Brain Fog - It Really Is All in Your Head – C.D. Mazoff, PhD – How many of us have been told that the symptoms are all in our head only to find out later that our symptoms are real and not made up?  Well Dr. Mazoff’s article confirms that brain fog is all in our head, but that is based on some real scientific facts! 

Native American People’s Page – HCSP has been collaborating with various tribes across the United States to develop posters and postcards about HCV transmission and prevention.  We also recently launched a new Web page dedicated to Native Peoples, featuring posters that can be downloaded and printed along with other important information.  This site will also be updated when new information is available. 


HBV and HCV Blog: Read about the latest and greatest in the news





Alan Franciscus
Executive Director, Hepatitis C Support Project
Editor-in-Chief, HCV Advocate
Editor-in-Chief, HBV Advocate


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