Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program Releases New, 3rd Edition of Hepatitis C Choices
Thursday January 13, 6:00 am ET
OREGON CITY, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2005--The Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program (HCCAP) proudly announces the Internet release of the newly updated 3rd edition of Hepatitis C Choices: Distinctive Viewpoints on Choices for Your Hepatitis C Journey. The book is authored by a team of 20 leading medical experts and patient advocates. Hepatitis C Choices presents an objective review of conventional and alternative treatment options for the more than four million Americans currently infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is the only book of its kind currently available.
Hepatitis C Choices thoroughly reviews conventional (western) treatment along with naturopathic, Ayurvedic, homeopathic, and traditional Chinese medicine management approaches. Other important topics such as disease progression, nutrition, laboratory testing, and health care consumer information are also included. In addition to extensive updates, the 3rd edition of Hepatitis C Choices has two new chapters on integrative medicine and immunology. According to Dr. Robert Gish, Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, "Hepatitis C Choices provides not only choices on treatment for hepatitis C, it delivers a detailed overview of background information for patients seeking answers to key facts on why their specific treatment pathway is correct for them."
Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne, chronic viral infection in the United States. An estimated three to five million Americans are currently infected with HCV, an infection spread by blood-to-blood contact. HCV is the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the U.S. and the most common indication for liver transplantation. The hepatitis C epidemic was the subject of a recent oversight hearing conducted by the Congressional House Government Reform Committee.
The Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness about the hepatitis C epidemic and improving the lives of those afflicted with the disease. HCCAP produced Hepatitis C Choices as part of its mission to educate the public and health care community about HCV. HCCAP believes it is vitally important for people with hepatitis C to equip themselves with information about the illness and all available treatment options. Education is essential for making informed choices and taking charge of one's health.
The 3rd edition of Hepatitis C Choices is available for free download at the Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program Internet site at www.hepcchallenge.org.
For additional information about Hepatitis C Choices or the Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program, contact Lorren Sandt at 1-877-737-4372.
Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program
Lorren Sandt, 877-737-4372
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