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Lost Week by Mary E. O'Brien, MD"
#102: Mary O'Brien, MD, wrote this gripping piece about the rapid deterioration
in health of her patient Thomas, a 25-year-old graduate student. O'Brien
discovers that Thomas is suffering from acute hepatitis B infection.
||"We called him 'A-Man'"
||Report #70: A sister writes about
her brother's death and his and his siblings' determination to educate the
public about HBV infection.
& his mother
|"Testimony before the President's
Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders"
#69: A woman testifies about
losing her brother and mother to undetected HBV infection and HBV-related liver
||"One family's story: Living with
||Report #68: A family with 3
children adopted from Korea suffers serious consequences when HBV test results
||"Young doctor learns he has liver
cancer too late"
||Report #49: A young Asian-American
physician's death from liver cancer results from the inadequate monitoring and
treatment of his known chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
||"Physician testifies about the
importance of hepatitis B"
||Report #32: Dr. Keith Van Zandt's
testimony before Congress about the importance of hepatitis B vaccination
includes his personal experiences caring for his adopted daughter, a chronic
hepatitis B carrier.
||"The benefits of hepatitis B vaccine
far outweigh the risks: A pharmacist's professional and personal perspective"
||Report #24: A pharmacist discusses
the importance of preventing hepatitis B and the painful death of her
24-year-old cousin from the disease.
||"Mother's death from hepatitis B
moves daughter to action"
||Report #15: A first-year Asian-American medical student shares the details of her mother's sudden death from
||"I was at no risk for ever having
||Report #9: A 35-year-old married
mother of three contracts hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. This woman, like at
least one third of people who contract HBV infection, had no known risk factors
for the disease.
||"All the horrors that I endured
could have been avoided"
||Report #6: Gravely ill with
hepatitis B virus infection, U.S. Congressman John Joseph Moakley receives a
successful liver transplant. He now advocates for vaccination against this
||"Family remembers hepatitis B victim
as a girl with promise"
||Report #3: Two weeks after being
diagnosed with acute hepatitis B virus infection, 15-year-old Kesha Johnson dies
of fulminant liver failure.
||"Parent of child with HBV testifies
about importance of hepatitis B vaccination"
||Report #2: A mother whose son is
chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus testifies at a hearing on the
implementation of a hepatitis B school entry law. She speaks on a personal level
of the pain her entire family has suffered because of one member's chronic