Living with Hepatitis C

A Survivor's Guide

By Gregory T. Everson
(Hatherleigh Press, Paperback, 9781578263059, 340pp.)

Publication Date: September 29, 2009

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The Most Trusted Resource and Reference for Millions of Americans Living with Hepatitis C was the first book to explain in everyday language the causes of this disease, its major and minor symptoms, and all of the latest treatments available. Researchers have continued to make dramatic strides in helping the millions of Americans who suffer from Hepatitis C since the book's first publication, and each new edition has kept up with the most recent findings. The latest revised Living With Hepatitis C, Fifth Edition includes cutting-edge information on: * New treatments including pegylated and consensus interferons * Living-donor transplants * Co-infections with Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS * Promising new clinical trials of protease and polymerase inhibitors * New maintenance therapies, an expanded and updated resource section, ways to avoid infection, and much more Living with Hepatitis C, Fifth Edition is still the "gold standard" resource and reference for those who must endure this disease. It offers guidance and answers for those infected by the virus--and for their spouses, families, and friends.



About the Author
Gregory T. Everson, M.D., F.A.C.P., one of the country's leading hepatologists, is Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the principal investigator of the HALT C trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and has won numerous awards, including the American College of Physicians Teaching and Research Scholarship. An author and contributor to over 300 scientific and clinical publications related to hepatitis C and liver disease, Dr. Everson is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Gastroenterologic Association.
Hedy Weinberg is an award-winning writer and essayist whose work has appeared in such prestigious publications as The Washington Post, Senior Edition USA, The Denver Post, Bon Appetit, and New Choices. She collaborated with Dr. Everson in writing Living with Hepatitis B, Living with Hemachromatosis, and My Mom Has Hepatitis C. Diagnosed with hepatitis in 1993, she brings to the reader personal understanding of how patients feel and what they want and need to know.
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