Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators Convene in DC

Drs. Ron Valdiserri, Ellie McCance-Katz, and John Ward dicussing federal viral hepatitis initiatives with Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators from across the country. Last week I had the opportunity to discuss the federal response to viral hepatitis with some of our key allies in the states: the CDC-funded Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators who had assembled in Washington, DC for the third National Hepatitis Technical Assistance meeting organized and hosted by the National … [Read more...]

World Hepatitis Day on July 28 – RSS feed now available

As we prepare to observe World Hepatitis Day on July 28, we we’d like to announce a new resource here on the blog: we’ve made available an RSS feed of all the posts about viral hepatitis. You can find it at this address: HERE. “RSS” stands for “Real Simple Syndication.” RSS feeds are a way for websites to distribute their content to people automatically. You can read more about them on this AIDS.gov new media tools page. Using this new RSS feed, you’ll get the latest blog posts from … [Read more...]

Eliminating Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B: More Than Just a Test

  This Sunday we will observe Mother’s Day and celebrate mothers across the nation. May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and to highlight opportunities to address this ‘silent epidemic’, such as redoubling our efforts to provide quality health care to mothers with chronic hepatitis B infection and help eliminate perinatal hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. DOWNLOAD mp3 Hepatitis B in the U.S. Nationally, new … [Read more...]

NEW NIH AWARD AIMS TO REDUCE ASIAN AMERICAN HEPATITIS B

NEW NIH AWARD AIMS TO REDUCE ASIAN AMERICAN HEPATITIS B DISPARITIES THROUGH HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A new grant award by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will support the development of new Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major preventable … [Read more...]

Liver Meeting™ Highlights, Corinna Dan

  Every fall, hepatitis and liver disease experts gather to share the latest viral hepatitis research and treatment updates at the Liver Meeting™ . I had the opportunity to attend this year’s meeting, held last month in Boston. The meeting was particularly exciting because it featured new information about many novel Hepatitis C treatments currently in development as well as the latest updates about how to best use currently available treatments. Corinna Dan There were numerous … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Recovery Month – September 2012

September marks the 23rd annual observance of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month). Our colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) organize Recovery Month as an observance to educate Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable people with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives. The main focus is to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just … [Read more...]

FDA means Feet Divided Apart, Lynette Louise MS, BCN-T, CBS and self appointed PhD in M.O.M

I often feel as if I am standing with one foot in each camp: mainstream or alternative! I believe in checks and balances and I am delighted that we have government bodies whose job it is to keep us safe from charlatans and life threatening drugs. Unfortunately, in my experience the FDA doesn't do that very well. In fact the more I look into it the more likely it seems that it will put us in harms way rather than keep us from it. I work with neurofeedback and specialize in autism. … [Read more...]

Hepatitis Awareness Month, Mothers Can Make a Difference

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday and then observe Women’s Health Week (May 13-19), it is an excellent opportunity to focus on actions that can be taken to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their infants. Since May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, I would like to highlight perinatal hepatitis B transmission and the actions needed to eliminate this preventable disease. An estimated 1.4 million Americans are living with chronic (lifelong) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. … [Read more...]

SECRETS Keep YOU Sick – Alcoholism, a tool of Spiritual Dis-ease

  Secrets Keep YOU Sick!       Alcoholism, a tool of Spiritual Dis-ease...   Addiction-a-Spiritual-Disease begins as a disease of the spirit and usually ends up as a disease of the body, mind, and spirit. It finally devours our social, economic, and legal life. What starts as anguish, a simple existential craving for wholeness, eventually envelopes the entire person’s self and life. This happens whether the substance is alcohol, weed, coke, speed, sex, food or simple greed. We … [Read more...]

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

  Every May, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our public health partners across the nation observe Hepatitis Awareness Month. This year, we are very pleased to be marking this observance during a time of increased awareness about and collaboration around viral hepatitis –due in large part to the work of our federal partners over the past year on the implementation of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and … [Read more...]

Viral Hepatitis Disparities Among African Americans

Reducing Viral Hepatitis Disparities Among African Americans   As we observe African American History Month, we are also working to raise awareness of the silent epidemic of viral hepatitis in the Black community. You may have seen the blog post earlier this month by my colleague Dr. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. She highlighted some of the troubling viral hepatitis disparities in the African American community, recognizing the need for more … [Read more...]

February’s observance of African American History Month

Making History: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis Disparities in the African American Community February 10, 2012 By J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Acting Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. J. Nadine Gracia During February’s observance of African American History Month, please join us in working to end the unfortunate history of viral hepatitis’ disproportionate impact on the African American community. This Administration is working … [Read more...]

World Hepatitis Day 2011 – Whitehouse commemorates first Official Day!

Celebrating the FIRST INTERNATIONAL 'World Hepatitis Day' , this 2011, July 28th.   Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day. This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together and focus attention on the global health threat of viral hepatitis and promote actions to confront it. Worldwide, one in twelve persons are estimated to be living with … [Read more...]

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