NOV. 5, 2012 – Hepatitis Foundation International CEO Thelma King Thiel interview on Channel 8 News, “Let’s Talk Live”, for the November Liver Awareness month.
(5 minutes, 40 seconds run time).
MAY 14, 2012 – Hepatitis Foundation International CEO Thelma King Thiel interview about importance of Hepatitis Month with Natasha Barrett on ABC’s Let’s Talk Live.
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Sunday May 6, 2012, Letters to the Editor
If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now!! Baby Boomer’s Lament
An estimated 75% of hepatitis C-infected individuals are baby boomers. Now in the prime of their lives they realize that choices made about snorting cocaine or injecting drugs have damaged their livers and threatened their lives. Lack of education decades ago about the important role the liver plays in one’s ability to stay alive failed to alert individuals about liver-related preventable diseases such as alcoholism, diabetes and especially hepatitis viruses.
The recent increase in hepatitis C in young adults highlights our failure to promote prevention of liver-related diseases in schools.
How can children make healthful lifestyle choices when they lack information about why and how to avoid liver-damaging activities? Liver health education can save lives and prevent liver-related diseases.
Thelma King Thiel
Silver Spring, Md.
The writer is CEO of Hepatitis Foundation International.
Watch HFI CEO Thelma King Thiel discuss understanding the liver and the importance of hepatitis prevention with Natasha Barrett on ABC’s Let’s Talk Live…