World Hepatitis Day 2019

On Sunday July 28th it’s World Hepatitis Day 2019 – a time to remember those still suffering and those lost, and our ultimate goal to ensure we eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030! This means 100% focus on #prevention & 100% commitment to Linkage to Care ( To learn more about hepatitis B and C visit […]

Hepatitis C and Fatty Liver Disease

Dr. Alam from Southern Ohio Medical Center, with Debbie Daniels and host Gina Collinsworth with a great conversation about the new treatments for Hep C and the tsunami of Fatty Liver that is coming. As well, the difference between Hep C and Hep A infections and how treatable these conditions are with new advances.

Learn about Hepatitis C – from Dr. Imtiaz Alam, M.D.

Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is a 222-bed 501(C)(3) not-for-profit hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care services; SOMC has been in the community since 1954.

Patients get sicker as Texas refuses to cure them of deadly hepatitis C

States concerned with cost have limited which Medicaid patients are eligible for the pricey drugs that cure hepatitis C — the most deadly infectious disease in the U.S. — only to roll back some of those restrictions after being sued by patients and shamed by doctors. Texas remains among the most strict, denying the medicine to all […]

The Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets that is currently available. The diet consists of eating: fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains, olive oil, and limits unhealthy fats. Unhealthy fats consist of trans and saturated fats. Your body has trouble digesting and absorbing the nutrients in these unhealthy fats. Unsaturated fats are good fats […]

Are There Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet?

Less than 1% of the United States population is affected by gluten related diseases. However, people are avoiding gluten for several reasons. Gluten has proven to help people who have gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. There is evidence that shows there is an adverse effect for those who are not gluten intolerant. In […]

Can Green Tea Prevent Liver Cancer?

The most common version of liver cancer is Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). Fung- Lung Chung has found a connection between green tea extract (Theaphenon E) and HCC. This connection has shown in mice that the risk of liver cancer is reduced. It is unknown whether that the connection is due to drinking green tea or taking […]

What is Electro Fitness [E-Fit]?

E-Fit is weight training while stimulating your body with electrodes. The electrical stimulation forces your muscles to contract for a longer period and forces you to use more muscles simultaneously. The longer contraction allows you to build more muscle endurance and causes your muscles to exhaust faster. The E-Fit device allows you to put strain […]