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Hepatitis B Foundation Sponsors Two-Day Educational Conference for Children and Adults at Risk for Deadly Liver Virus
Date:6/25/2008

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Facts you should know about hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer among Asian Americans.
  • One in 10 Asian-Americans is infected with hepatitis B, with most infections occurring at birth.
  • Thousands of people of Asian descent in the greater Los Angeles area have hepatitis B, but most are not aware they are infected.
  • Despite the availability of the hepatitis B vaccine, vaccination rates are low and hepatitis B remains a global health problem.

About the Hepatitis B Foundation:
The Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected with hepatitis B worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. It is located in the new Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center that it created to accelerate its research progress. For more information, visit www.hepb.org or call (215) 489-4900.

About the Asian Pacific Liver Center:
The APLC is a unique comprehensive liver clinic dedicated to the prevention, detection and treatment of hepatitis, with special emphasis on the high rate of disease in the Asian-American Community. The APLC identifies and cares for patients at high risk for hepatitis by providing culturally sensitive community outreach, screening test results, diagnostic liver imaging, consultation on treatment plans and more. For more information, call (888) 236-2752.

About St. Vincent Medical Center:
Providing compassionate healthcare for those who need hope and healing has been the mission of St. Vincent Medical Center for more than 150 years. Located just west of Downtown, St. Vincent is a world-renowned, 347-bed state-of-the-art facility, offering compre
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