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Hepatitis C : an essential guide for the newly diagnosed

Author: Cara Bruce; Lisa Montanarelli; Teresa L Wright
Publisher: New York : Marlowe & Co., ©2007.
Series: First year series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A practical handbook for individuals recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C provides essential information on this ailment, discussing the nature of the disease, treatment options, dietary concerns, exercise, and coping with emotional issues.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cara Bruce; Lisa Montanarelli; Teresa L Wright
ISBN: 9781600940286 1600940285 156924541X 9781569245415
OCLC Number: 154673824
Description: xxviii, 339 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Day 1 --
Living: So You Have Hep C. What Now? 1 --
Learning: What Is Hepatitis? What Is Hep C? 8 --
Day 2 --
Living: What You Need to Do Right Away 16 --
Learning: Transmission: How Did I Get This? How Can I Avoid Giving It to Other People? 21 --
Day 3 --
Living: Telling People about Your Hep C 30 --
Learning: Communication Tips for Talking about Your Diagnosis 35 --
Day 4 --
Living: Symptoms You Might Be Experiencing 42 --
Learning: Your Test Results and What They Mean 48 --
Day 5 --
Living: Taking Care of Yourself: Minimizing Commitments and Responsibilities 56 --
Learning: Finding a Doctor Who's Right for You 61 --
Day 6 --
Living: Diet: Eating for a Healthy Liver 65 --
Learning: Your Liver and Its Functions 71 --
Day 7 --
Living: Getting Exercise and Overcoming Insomnia 74 --
Learning: The Effects of Different Drugs on the Liver 79 --
First Week Milestone 91 --
Week 2 --
Living: Prioritizing Lifestyle Changes 93 --
Learning: Insurance and Financial Planning 98 --
Week 3 --
Living: Dealing with Depression and Coping with Illness 112 --
Learning: Building a Support System 118 --
Week 4 --
Living: Thinking about Your Treatment Options 125 --
Learning: Introduction to Conventional Western Treatments 130 --
First Month Milestone 149 --
Month 2 --
Living: Complementary and Alternative Treatments 151 --
Learning: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Homeopathy 158 --
Month 3 --
Living: Hep C Can Affect Your Long-Term Relationships 164 --
Learning: Trends in Research and Treatment 167 --
Month 4 --
Living: Rebuilding Your Social Life Without Drugs and Alcohol 177 --
Learning: Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Oh My! 183 --
Month 5 --
Living: Yes, You Can Have Sex! 190 --
Learning: Talking to Dates and Sexual Partners 194 --
Month 6 --
Living: The Stigmas Surrounding Hep C 198 --
Learning: Protecting Your Rights at the Workplace and Your Medical Records 203 --
Half-Year Milestone 211 --
Month 7 --
Living: Keeping Up to Date and Doing Research 213 --
Learning: Severe Liver Disease: Stages and Symptoms 219 --
Month 8 --
Living: Finding a Counselor 227 --
Learning: Demographics of Hep C and Travel Tips 231 --
Month 9 --
Living: Networking with Others: Get Involved! 242 --
Learning: Become an Organ Donor: Liver Transplants Save Lives! 245 --
Month 10 --
Living: Children and Hep C 252 --
Learning: Teaching Kids about Hep C 258 --
Month 11 --
Living: Living with Coinfection 269 --
Learning: HVC with HIV, HBV, and HAV 273 --
Month 12 --
Living: Your Future-Yes, You Have One! Why You Don't Have to Forget Your Dreams 277 --
Learning: Keep on Learning! 283.
Series Title: First year series.
Responsibility: Cara Bruce and Lisa Montanarelli ; [foreword by Teresa L. Wright].

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A practical handbook for individuals recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C provides essential information on this ailment, discussing the nature of the disease, treatment options, dietary concerns, exercise, and coping with emotional issues.

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