viernes, 2 de mayo de 2014

CDC Viral Hepatitis Updates: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

CDC Viral Hepatitis Updates: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Viral Hepatitis Updates from CDC
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.

Surgeon General’s Perspectives “Testing Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C Virus Infection” by Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH , RADM.
National Hepatitis Testing Day Events MapSearch for hepatitis testing events in your area or register testing events to help build hepatitis testing resources. 

Free CME Course Helps Physicians Identify and Care for Patients with Liver Disease 

To help improve primary care physicians’ knowledge of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in collaboration with ECHO, the American College of Physicians, CDC, and Department of Veterans Affairs, has developed ACT-First, a free, online CME course. After completing the course, physicians will know which patients to screen, how to screen, what to do in the patient with positive serologies, what to tell the patient, and how to decide who is a candidate for therapy.   

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (2014-2016)
Building on the success of the nation’s first comprehensive cross-agency action plan, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice (DOJ), and Veterans Affairs (VA) released a 3-year update of the plan.

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