June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021 is International NASH Day, a day where doctors and researchers try to raise awareness and visibility about a prevalent and serious health condition that is only expected to worsen over the next twenty years.  While many people may not be familiar with NASH, doctors say it is important to raise awareness and decrease risk factors for this potentially fatal disease.

Dr. Laura Alba, Medical Director of Hepatology, Saint Luke’s Liver Disease Management, talks to KCTV about what it is, how NASH affects patients, and why research for NASH is so important.

 

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