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Dr. Fenkel with his patient, Barbara

Nurse’s Fatigue Reveals a Surprising Diagnosis

In 2014 Barbara Sommons, a nurse from Richboro, Pa., saw her doctor for persistent fatigue that she couldn’t seem to shake. Blood tests revealed a diagnosis she would have never guessed, even with her clinical background. Barbara had contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion nearly 40 years prior.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the News

Dina Halegoua-De Marzio, M.D., Director of the Fatty Liver Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was recently quoted in a Healio Gastroenterology article about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. According to the article, NAFLD was not documented until the 1980’s and patients did not undergo liver transplants for the disease until the 1990’s. It is more »

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