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2020: A New Decade for Hepatitis C Drugs and Eradication

By site | January 3, 2020
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2019 was a big year in the fight against the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It introduced several new therapies as well as discontinued a handful of others. There was also no shortage of research and review pouring into the HCV space with newly improved therapies and practices being constantly explored. Out with the old and…

The Problem Isn’t Wheat…

By site | October 20, 2019
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The Problem Isn’t Wheat. It’s What We’ve Done to It The industrial food system is breaking our bodies — and our land Heated by Medium x Mark Bittman Follow Oct 10 · 6 min read  Westend61 for Getty Images By Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle When I looked out over my family’s farm, I realized that the primary…

Macular Degeneration and Diet

By site | October 19, 2019
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Macular Degeneration and Diet STORY AT-A-GLANCE Physicians are taught that macular degeneration is an inevitable consequence primarily caused by aging and genetics, and has always existed at high prevalence. This, it turns out, is not true Projections suggest 196 million people will have macular degeneration by 2020, and it’s expected to increase to 288 million…

Macular Degeneration and the Liver

By site | October 19, 2019
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The Link Between Macular Degeneration and Liver Health Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)® Learn why preserving vision and maintaining liver health share several commonalities. As one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness, macular degeneration becomes more of a concern with advancing age. Consequently, this disease is often referred to as age-related macular…

Is THIS why skinny people get Type 2 Diabetes?

By site | October 15, 2019
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Scientists believe they may have discovered a new trigger for type 2 diabetes, which could help explain why apparently healthy, slim people develop the condition — and emphasises yet again the importance of losing fat around the middle. Traditionally, type 2 diabetes has been seen as a disease caused by an imbalance in levels of…

Hydroxyzine: Rational choice for patients with insomnia

By site | October 13, 2019
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We have found that hydroxyzine is effective, well tolerated, and has fewer side effects than other commonly used hypnotics Many physicians prescribe hypnotics for hospitalized patients with insomnia. Frequently used medications include temazepam, diphenhydramine, quetiapine, and trazodone. We have found hydroxyzine, 25 mg to 100 mg nightly, to be effective in adults and geriatric patients…

Itchy Skin at Night? Here’s why….

By site | August 1, 2019
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Itchy Skin at Night? Here’s Why It Happens and How to Deal The experts reveal all BY AMY LAWRENSON 01/08/2019 Much like your train being cancelled or spilling coffee down your white top, itchy skin at night is one of those irritations that seems to come out of nowhere. So: why do the dark hours…

Why Are Autoimmune Diseases on the Rise?

By site | June 2, 2019
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Changing environments, extraordinary stress, and the autoimmunity epidemic Apr 10 Stacy Verdick Case was ill with a host of disparate symptoms. She suffered from joint pain, heart palpitations, and severe fatigue. Doctors tried to address her symptoms, prescribing her the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, attending to her acid reflux, or telling her to exercise. But no…

Sue Bennett – World Class Athlete! 4 Years Post Transplant

By site | April 19, 2019
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I’ve known Sue a long time! We got to know each other when we were both struggling to survive. Sue is an inspiration to anyone and everyone and she continues to do so much work in support of Liver Disease. I featured her blog during her transplant and hopefully you will read it also.…

Ralph N. Johnson survives a liver transplant and graft-vs.-host disease

By site | April 19, 2019
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Ralph N. Johnson
Tapping into his incredible drive and resolve, Johnson survives a liver transplant and graft-vs.-host disease