Hep Winter 2019

Hep Winter 2019

In every issue of Hep, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.

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Going Global

Personal struggles with liver disease led Donna Cryer to advocacy.

From The Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Respect Yourself

Donna Cryer advocates for many liver-related conditions as founder and CEO of the Global Liver Institute.


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Transplanting Organs With Hep C

The risk of using an organ infected with hepatitis C are lower than ever—and could save patients months on organ waitlists.

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Ruling Favors Safe Injection Site

Judge’s ruling may pave the way for opening the nation’s first supervised overdose prevention facility.

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Inmates Sue for Hep C Treatment

The suit alleges “cruel and unusual punishment” by state prison officials.

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$3M to Study CBD for Pain Relief

Nine grants will enable researchers to study CBD and other components of marijuana.

Care & Treatment

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All Adults Should Be Screened for Hep C

Wider screening would prevent liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplants.

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Where Are the NASH Fibrosis Treatments?

Currently, there are no pharmacological treatments for liver fibrosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

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Treat Opioid Addiction, Prevent Hep C Reinfection

Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.

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Benefits of Hep C Cure After Liver Cancer

Curing hep C slashes risk of death for those with liver cancer history


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