Navigation Links
The American Liver Foundation Encourages Heightened Awareness of Hepatitis B and C in Light of Recent Events in the News
Date:11/21/2007

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release and statements are attributed to The American Liver Foundation: The American Liver Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the quality of life for the 30 million Americans with liver disease, issued a statement today expressing its concern over the recent reports that Nassau County physician Dr. Harvey Finkelstein made repeated use of medicine vials intended for single-patient use, potentially contaminating the vials.

"What is tragic about this situation," said Dr. Douglas Dieterich, Professor of Medicine, Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chairman of the Board of the Greater New York City Chapter of ALF, "is that innocent people are now at risk of contracting potentially deadly viruses: hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV.

Although most Americans are familiar with HIV, most do not know about hepatitis B and C, the two most common forms of chronic liver disease. Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious and hepatitis C four times more infectious than HIV. More than 5 million Americans have hepatitis B or C. Viral hepatitis exhibits few if any symptoms, and the undetected illness can progress to a point where treatment may no longer be effective. These viral infections can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and death if untreated.

"When it comes to hepatitis, for example, many doctors don't know how it is transmitted or when to test their patients," said Dieterich. "Testing can allow for early diagnosis and treatment, preventing the virus from developing into cirrhosis of the liver or cancer."

Although hepatitis B is vaccine-preventable, there is no complete cure for those already infected. And while hepatitis C can be treated successfully for half of those infected, there is no vaccine to protect the uninfected. Hepatitis B and C infection can be avoided by using only sterile needles for tattoos or body piercing,
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Liver Foundation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. American Red Cross and FedEx Announce Collaboration to Help Small Businesses Get Prepared for Disaster
10. This October, the American Physical Therapy Associations National Physical Therapy Month to Focus on Nations Obesity Epidemic
11. The American Liver Foundation Appoints Rick Smith, a Twenty-Year Veteran of The MS Society, as Chief Executive Officer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/20/2014)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 ... Social Innovation company just launched first birthday focused portal ... services, “MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE” launched in both US and ... MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE : http://merrybirthday.net/message/ , MERRY ... for everyone’s birthday around the world. , Features, Choose ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Xarelto bleeding lawsuits filed by men ... and other serious side effects will be consolidated in ... coordinated pretrial proceedings, Wright & Schulte LLC reports. The ... order Friday to transfer 21 Xarelto lawsuits and over ... to the Louisiana district court for coordination by Judge ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Today, Balfleet.com , a leading ... its formal dress promotion. All the old and new ... off. , Balfleet.com is well-known for its high quality ... dresses, cocktail dresses and more. Its formal dresses are ... and they can create an elegant look when paired ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets are now available. Celliant, the ... in both sheets and pillowcases. , There are ... clinically proven additional circulation, increased oxygenation and balanced ... quality, faster healing and pain relief; enhanced athletic ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Canadian, OK (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... is home to Lake Eufaula, the state’s largest lake ... lovely lakeside town is home to a little more ... at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, the 6th of December. ... made its way through downtown Eufaula on Main Street. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Atore, Inc. Releasing the First Birthday Portal 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:Balfleet.com Announces Its Formal Dress Promotion For 2015 2Health News:Energy Textiles Launches Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Debuts Float at Checotah and Eufaula Christmas Parades 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Debuts Float at Checotah and Eufaula Christmas Parades 3
... on June 11th, during Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA ... you take care of your brain when every week brings a ... other? Do supplements improve memory? Do you need both physical and ... training approach, if any, is worth your time and money? ...
... New York Hospital Queens One of Clinical Sites, Research Director is ... the world,s most respected medical journals, the New England Journal ... explores treatments for people with both Type 2 diabetes and coronary ... Hospital Queens was one of the sites that conducted this study. ...
... Carl D. Stevens, MD, MPH, a researcher at Los ... BioMed), recently received the Award for Excellence in Education ... at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) established ... excellence in education." Dr. Stevens is a ...
... places where young women outnumber young men, research shows the ... men feel less pressure to settle down as more women ... reach their 30s, the reverse is true and proportionately more ... Daniel Kruger, a University of Michigan researcher who ...
... may meet criteria for full alert, agency says , TUESDAY, ... H1N1 swine flu in Australia may tip the balance and ... flu pandemic since 1968, agency officials said Tuesday. , Cases ... most occurring in the southern state of Victoria. Rapid spread ...
... be key to a restful night, study finds , TUESDAY, ... and having trouble getting a good night,s sleep, you may ... insomnia reported that they slept better after trying meditation, according ... SLEEP, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:First Brain Training Consumer's Guide Debunks Ten Brain Health Myths and Reviews 21 Products 2Health News:First Brain Training Consumer's Guide Debunks Ten Brain Health Myths and Reviews 21 Products 3Health News:First Brain Training Consumer's Guide Debunks Ten Brain Health Myths and Reviews 21 Products 4Health News:First Brain Training Consumer's Guide Debunks Ten Brain Health Myths and Reviews 21 Products 5Health News:Landmark Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine 2Health News:Landmark Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine 3Health News:When young men are scarce, they're more likely to play the field than to propose 2Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 2Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 3Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 4Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 5Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 6Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 7Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 8Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 9Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 10Health News:WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent 11Health News:Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 18, 2014  RESMED INC. ... report its second quarter of fiscal year 2015 results on ... market close. A press release with ResMed,s results will be ... will host a webcast to discuss operating results and future ... at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and the live webcast ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014  Eli Lilly and ... Paris: FR0011184241 – ADOC) today announced a worldwide licensing ... BioChaperone Lispro, for treatment in people with type 1 ... proprietary BioChaperone® technology and is currently in Phase Ib ... Lispro with the goal of optimizing glucose levels during ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Revenue and earnings above the previous year - ... In the past 2013/14 fiscal year (ended 30 September ... 4.287 billion (last year: EUR 4.190 billion) despite unfavorable currency ... million. "Overall, 2013/14 was a successful fiscal year for the ... CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "Thanks to our broad portfolio ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results 2Lilly and Adocia Announce Alliance to Co-Develop Ultra-Rapid Insulin Based on BioChaperone Technology 2Lilly and Adocia Announce Alliance to Co-Develop Ultra-Rapid Insulin Based on BioChaperone Technology 3ZEISS Asserts its Position in Difficult Environment 2
... Holdings, Inc. ("Bacterin") (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI ... announced that it launched its OsteoSponge®SC product at the ... taking place February 15-19 in San Diego, CA.  Based ... the Food and Drug Administration to market OsteoSponge®SC as ...
... Feb. 16, 2011 MedAptus®, the market leader ... England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) has selected the company,s ... medicine providers. The NEBH hospitalist team, comprised of ... Inpatient Edition via the web as well as ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bacterin International to Announce Launch of OsteoSponge®SC at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting February 15-19 2Bacterin International to Announce Launch of OsteoSponge®SC at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting February 15-19 3Hospitalists at New England Baptist Hospital Choose MedAptus 2
... of flexible lighting products. The first is ... different sizes 5", 10", and 15" (refers ... light). These lights are for use in ... ,The second group of flexible lights is ...
Designed to be used for neuromuscular blockage monitoring. Provides for easy placement over the ulnar nerve on a patient's wrist. Dual element permits non-invasive monitoring using a single electrode...
... standby switch maintains power to the instrument without ... pulse/s) , Tetanus: 100 Hz (200 pulses/s) ... Current: Adjustable from 0-70 mA , Stimulus ... Indicators: Battery LED (green) indicates that the units ...
... peripheral nerve stimulator from B. Braun Medical. ... nerve stimulator functionality for over 10 years. ... available, a unique, under-the-glove hand held remote ... Dig. It allows the anesthesia provider operating ...
Medicine Products: