Hepatitis C Challenge: Hep C Caring Ambassadors Program

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Hepatitis C Choices in Care DVD Series

The Caring Ambassadors Program (CAP) would like all persons with hepatitis C to be are aware of their disease status, and have accurate and sufficient information to make educated management decisions that match their personal medical circumstances and health goals. In a climate wherein even many health care providers lack an adequate knowledge base, chronic hepatitis C patients are often confused about their treatment/management options.

Hepatitis C: Choices in Care DVD Series is here for you.

The DVD is an abbreviated version of Hepatitis C Choices, 4th Edition Book. This DVD offers those infected with hepatitis C evidence-based information on treatment and disease management options.

Overview of Hepatitis C Virus Infection

    • What is hepatitis C and how come we rarely hear about it?
    • How is it transmitted?
    • Who should be tested?
    • What happens when you are exposed to the virus?
 
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Overview of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and its effects on the body.
A conversation with Dr. Doug LaBrecque

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What is HCV and What Do I Need To Do?
A patient consultation with Dr. Doug LaBrecque

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My wife made me come here today...
A patient consultation with Dr. Doug LaBrecque

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Testing of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: What do I really Need?

    • Can the biopsy be replaced with other non-invasive tests?
    • What are the first tests that need to be done to give someone enough information to make an informed decision about their disease status?
    • Will the new therapies involve any new types of testing?
    • What are the challenges in the diagnostic tools we currently have for following hepatitis C disease progression?
 
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Testing of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: What do I really Need?
A conversation with Dr. Greg Everson

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Is My Liver Getting Sick or Not?
A patient consultation with Dr. Greg Everson

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I Have Cirrhosis What tests do I need now?
A patient consultation with Dr. Greg Everson

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Nutrition and Hepatitis C

    • Why is diet so important in someone living with hepatitis C?
    • What is the most common misperception your patients have about diet?
    • What role does a person’s weight (BMI) play in someone with hepatitis C?
    • How does insulin resistance affect someone living with HCV?
 
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Nutrition and Hepatitis C
A conversation with Dr. Lyn Patrick

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Living Well with HCV and Cirrhosis
A patient consultation with Dr. Lyn Patrick

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What Supplements Should I be taking?
A patient consultation with Dr. Lyn Patrick

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Western Management of Hepatitis C

    • What are the goals of Western therapy in a hepatitis C patient?
    • Can hepatitis C be cured?
    • Who should consider treatment?
    • How can people on antiviral therapy benefit from CAM?
 
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Western Management of Hepatitis C
A conversation with Dr. Doug LaBrecque

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What is Interferon Going to Do to Me?
A patient consultation with Dr. Doug LaBrecque

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Considering Therapy
A patient consultation with Dr. Doug LaBrecque

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Future of Western Management of Hepatitis C

    • What are the most exciting new treatments on the horizon?
    • When can we expect to see new FDA approved treatments?
    • What are the challenges with the new therapies?
    • What should people who are waiting for the new therapies to be approved be doing to stay healthy?
 
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Future of Western Management of Hepatitis C
A conversation with Dr. Robert Gish

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Setting the Table for the Future
A patient consultation with Dr. Robert Gish

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Should I Retreat Now?
A patient consultation with Dr. Robert Gish

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Naturopathic Medicine and Hepatitis C

    • What are the goals of Naturopathic treatment in a hepatitis C patient?
    • What can a patient expect from a Naturopathic doctor?
    • Naturopathic medicine works with the mind-body. What role does exercise play in someone with hepatitis C?
    • How can western medicine be complemented by naturopathic medicine for a hepatitis C patient?
 
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Naturopathic Medicine and Hepatitis C
A conversation with Dr. Lyn Patrick

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I am Not Sick
A patient consultation with Dr. Lyn Patrick

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Can I do Naturopathic Medicine Instead of Western?
A patient consultation with Dr. Lyn Patrick

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Chinese Medicine and Hepatitis C

    • What are the goals of TCM therapy in a hepatitis C patient?
    • What can a patient expect from a TCM practitioner?
    • How does Acupuncture help in a person living with HCV?
    • How can western medicine be complemented by Chinese medicine for a hepatitis C patient?
 
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Chinese Medicine and Hepatitis C
A conversation with Dr. Misha Cohen

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Chinese Medicine and Co-infection with HIV/HCV
A patient consultation with Dr. Misha Cohen

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How Can Chinese Medicine Help Me?
A patient consultation with Dr. Misha Cohen

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Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer

    • Liver cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the US. Why is that?
    • At what stage with hepatitis C does someone need to be concerned with liver cancer?
    • If you have achieved an SVR, does that eliminate the risk?
    • What is the prognosis for someone diagnosed with early stage liver cancer?
 
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Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer
A conversation with Dr. Greg Everson

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Liver Cancer- Can it be Cured?
A patient consultation with Dr. Greg Everson

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Getting a Second Opinion
A patient consultation with Dr. Greg Everson

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Qi Gong and Hepatitis C

Explore the wonderful world of Qi Gong. Relaxation, Breathing and Stretching for Everyone!

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Qi Gong and Hepatitis C
With Sifu Larry Wong: Session 1

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Qi Gong and Hepatitis C
With Sifu Larry Wong: Session 2

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Qi Gong and Hepatitis C
With Sifu Larry Wong: Session 3

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Caring Ambassadors Program Panel Discussions

    • What is it like to live with hepatitis C?
    • Should I tell my family?
    • Why should I be an advocate?
    • Doctors from different disciplines really can work together.
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Living with Hepatitis C A Caring Ambassadors Program Panel Discussion

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Advocacy and Policy Who Me?
A Caring Ambassadors Program Panel Discussion

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An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Hepatitis C
A Caring Ambassadors Program Panel Discussion

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My Journey

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A Conversation with CAP Founder Randy Dietrich
Randy shares his personal journey and lessons learned from diagnosis to cure.

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