Living Healthy with Hepatitis C: Natural and Conventional Approaches to Recover Your Quality of Life (Mass Market Paperbound)

Natural and Conventional Approaches to Recover Your Quality of Life

By Harriet A. Washington

Dell, 9780440236085, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2000

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Description

As many as four million Americans suffer from the hepatitis C virus (HCV), but most don't even know they're infected. Here at last is the unprecedented book that smashes the myths about the disease as it offers authoritative, lifesaving information you won't find anywhere else. Living Healthy with Hepatitis C is your ultimate weapon against the biggest killer of all: fear. Discover new hope and help in its pages as you learn a comprehensive approach that puts you back in control of your life

Protect yourself from acquiring HCV
Protect your loved ones from contracting it if you are infected
Benefit from the latest medical treatments, including interferon, ribavirin, and other drugs
Learn the pros and cons of alternative treatments, including herbs, supplements, and acupuncture
Use diet, lifestyle, and exercise as potent weapons against HCV
Avoid its worst consequences, including cancer and liver failure
Understand HCV, the medical treatments, lab tests, clinical trials, and much more
Take advantage of the latest breakthroughs, including a possible "magic bullet" leading to a cure

PLUS extensive resources, including books, organizations, websites, periodicals, and more.


About the Author

Harriet A. Washington is the author of Medical Apartheid, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the 2007 PEN Oakland Award, and the 2007 American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. She has been a fellow in medical ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and the recipient of a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She is the author of Infectious Madness, Deadly Monopolies, and Medical Apartheid.
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