Asian Liver Center

Physician and Patient's Guide to Hepatitis B

The 2013 edition of this popular handbook features new updates to provide physicians with the latest information on the incidence, transmission, detection, prevention, and management of hepatitis B infection and liver cancer. The handbook has been praised for being comprehensive while retaining an easy-to-read and user-friendly format. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading federal agency charged with promoting the health and safety of the American people, has even placed the guide on their website for use by all health professionals and government agencies.

The Business Response to Hepatitis B: An Action Guide for Managers

This resource guide outlines four steps that corporations can take to support employee health and eliminate workplace discrimination against those chronically infected with hepatitis B. The content was created with guidance from the Global Health Benefits Institute, a division of the U.S. National Business Group on Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pamphlet will be translated into multiple languages and distributed globally.

CDC Expands Hepatitis B Testing Recommendations for Chemotherapy Patients

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations in September 2008, for health care providers to increase routine testing for chronic hepatitis B, the major cause of liver disease and liver cancer worldwide. The CDC now recommends routine hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) testing for all people born in Asia and Africa, as well as testing additional at-risk populations, including persons who require immunosuppressive therapy.

Promoting Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Wellness in the Global Workplace

This toolkit delineates 5 key steps that employers can take to promote hepatitis B (HBV) wellness amongst employees. This includes guidance on appropriate employee healthcare coverage with relation to HBV; elimination of discriminatory HBV policies; and employee HBV education, risk assessment, screening, and vaccination.

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