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Harvoni Bringing New Hope to Hepatitis C Patients

October 27th, 2017|

At DDC Orlando, we think it is ironic that a hepatitis C medication, Harvoni,  is being broadly advertised in a saturation campaign on television. It is ironic in a good way, because October is Liver Disease Awareness Month. So, maybe it is not a coincidence at all. Most assuredly the makers of Harvoni have an [...]

Signs from the Silent Epidemic and a Failing Liver

October 18th, 2017|

The signs from a damaged liver are not shouts. Signs of structural failure in this toxin-removing organ are often only whispers and can be hard to detect and diagnose. As we continue with our month of Liver Disease Awareness, let’s take a look at some of the subtle signs that might clue you into realizing [...]

Hepatitis C and Social Stigma: Challenges Beyond the Illness

October 4th, 2017|

Did you know that Hepatitis C often causes a chronic viral infection called HVC?  Perhaps you are unaware that and it is the number 1 cause of most liver transplants?  About 150 million people around the world are living with chronic HCV, but many of them deliberately avoid either testing or treatment.  And yet, ironically, [...]

Liver Disease Awareness: A Wake-up Call

September 24th, 2017|

Liver disease seems dark and mysterious, as does the organ itself.  At DDC Orlando, we have discovered that people seldom talk about their liver.  They might mention their heart, their brain or even their esophagus, but not the mysterious, misunderstood, neglected liver.  Maybe the general public is simply unaware of the importance of this vital [...]