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ABC's of Hepatitis - (PDF)

Find information on the symptoms, treatment, vaccines and prevention for five types of Hepatitis - from Type A through E.

Review Date: March 14, 2013

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Acetaminophen and Liver Injury: Q & A for Consumers

Acetaminophen is a pain medication generally considered safe when used as directed. However, taking more than the recommended amount can cause liver damage, ranging from abnormalities in liver function blood tests, to acute liver failure, and even death.

Review Date: August 07, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Directory of Liver Specialists

Users may select a state name to find liver specialists skilled in treating Hepatitis B (HBV). The directory listings include information about drug therapies used and clinical trials in which the doctor is involved.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis Overview and Risk Assessment

This online Hepatitis Risk Assessment is designed to determine an individual’s risk for viral hepatitis and asks questions based upon CDC’s guidelines for testing and vaccination. Take this 5 minute assessment developed by the CDC and get a personalized report.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis: Vaccination and Other Protection

Hepatitis A and B are the only STDs which are vaccine-preventable. The vaccine is safe and effective, and often covered by insurance.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

How to Live with Hepatitis

Learn about prevention of the spread of hepatitis, vaccination, and how to keep yourself and others healthy if you have Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Hepatitis Foundation International

Liver Transplantation

Learn about liver transplantation, a surgery to remove a diseased or injured liver and replace it with a healthy whole liver or a segment of a liver from another person, called a donor.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

What I Need to Know About Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. A liver with too much scar tissue cannot work properly. Learn what you can do to prevent cirrhosis or keep it from getting worse if you already have liver disease.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What You Need To Know About™ Liver Cancer

This booklet has important information about cancer that begins in the liver. It discusses possible causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of liver cancer. It also has information to help patients cope with this disease.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute