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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD Abnormal liver tests occur in approximately 3-5% of pregnant women. For some women, test results that would otherwise suggest liver or gallbladder dysfunction in a non-pregnant woman may, in fact, be normal in a pregnant woman. Abnormal test results should be evaluated by a specialist since some diseases, newly diagnosed […]

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By Christopher S. Cutler, M.D. The American Cancer Society estimates that 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with liver cancer this year, and 28,000 will die from this disease. But routine screening of the general population is not recommended. So who should be screened? The following people should be screened for liver cancer: All people with […]

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May 9, 2017

by Dr. Steven Desautels This blog is intended to be an introduction to hepatitis with an emphasis on some of the more common causes. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. It can broadly be differentiated into acute (<6 months) or chronic. 1. ACUTE HEPATITIS Acute hepatitis may be accompanied by fatigue, […]

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