2016 World Hepatitis Day

The “Elimination” theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day – coming up on July 28, 2016 – highlights the vision of lessening the world burden of hepatitis. The organizers note that “Every action is an action towards elimination of viral hepatitis.” This theme is echoed by the first-ever establishment by the World Health Organization for…

World Hepatitis Day

One of the key messages of today July 28th, World Hepatitis Day, is simply this: hepatitis C is a preventable and treatable disease. The World Health Organization created World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness about the massive number of people already infected with one of several hepatitis viruses, including the hepatitis C, and how anyone…

The 20 Year Mistake

In just a few days, on July 28, it will be World Hepatitis Day. Last week I talked about why it’s so important to shine the light on World Hepatitis Day. Today it feels right to spend some time sharing an interview with an amazing medical professional who not only works with hepatitis C patients in…

Turn Up the Volume on World Hepatitis Day

With all eyes on Washington as the dreaded Aug. 2 “debt ceiling deadline” rapidly approaches, bringing fears of a major potential catastrophe if the debt limit is not extended, I’m afraid that another important date could be overlooked in the noise of the current news cycle.   In many ways, July 28 is more important than…