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Living With Hepatitis C A Survivor's Guide

ISBN-10: 1578263050

ISBN-13: 9781578263059

Edition: 5th 2009

Authors: Hedy Weinberg, Gregory T. Everson

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'Living With Hepatitis C' is written for the millions of people who suffer from this deadly disease. Now in it's fifth edition, the book offers guidance and answers for those infected by the deadly virus - and for their husbands, wives, families and friends.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Hatherleigh Company, Limited, The
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Hedy Weinberg is an award-winning writer & essayist. Diagnosed with hepatitis in 1993, she brings to the reader personal understanding of how patients feel & what they want & need to know.

Gregory T. Everson, M.D., one of the country's leading hepatologists, is a recognized expert on the treatment & cure of hepatitis. He is director of hepatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Foreword Second Edition (1999)
What Is Hepatitis C?
An Introduction
When You Have Hepatitis C
Understanding the Diagnosis: Blood Tests and Biopsies
Why Me? What About Them?
How You Got Infected and How to Avoid Infecting Others
Learning About Your Liver:Your Body's Chemical Factory
Liver Facts and Liver Disease Symptoms
Taking Care of Yourself Nutritionally
Guidelines for Healthy Nutrition in Liver Disease
Taking Care of Yourself Emotionally
Emotional Challenges of Chronic Illness
Taking Care of Yourself Financially
An Overview
Evolution of Treatment for Hepatitis C
Improvements in Therapy from 1989 to 2006: The Interferon, Ribavirin, and Peginterferon Story
Pegylated Interferons Plus Ribavirin
The Current Standard-of-Care
Liver Transplants
A Miracle of Modern Medicine
Liver Cancer
Are You at Risk?
Co-Infection with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis B
Triple Trouble
Children with Hepatitis C
A Growing Problem
Research Trends
Hope for the Future
Advances in Treatment
Resources
Selected Bibliography
Index