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Hepatitis — Diagnostic Advances Help Guide New Therapies

An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis - the majority unaware they are infected. Approximately 30% have chronic Hepatitis B (HBV) infection, and 70% have chronic Hepatitis C (HCV). It is estimated that about 80,000 new infections... Read more 

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Responding Effectively to New and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Throughout history infectious diseases have had a devastating impact on human society.1, 2 New and emerging infectious diseases continue to present a significant public health challenge, testing the medical community's ability to respond to outbreaks rapidly and effectively. Dr. Jay... Read more 

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Current Challenges and Unmet Needs in Solid Organ Transplantation

The major challenges in the field of solid organ transplantation are the organ shortage and achieving tolerance. Dr. Flavio Vincenti, Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco, does not foresee any near-term resolution to the organ shortage but... Read more 

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

A growing body evidence demonstrates the beneficial effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (ω-3 PUFA), yet ω-3 PUFA intake among Americans remains well below recommended levels1. Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology, Ochsner Health System, New... Read more 

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Disaccharidase Deficiency: An Overlooked Digestive Disorder

Disaccharidases are enzymes the break down complex sugars (like lactose) into simple sugars (like glucose) so that the intestine can absorb the nutrients. A deficiency of these enzymes in the duodenum results in a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. The common... Read more 

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Tuberculosis Remains a Serious Global Health Issue

Saturday, March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness that tuberculosis remains a serious global health issue, causing the deaths of several million people each year, and one that is becoming increasingly significant in the... Read more