Liver Cancer: Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, making it a good time to talk about the symptoms and risk factors associated with liver cancer. Liver cancer incidence has more than tripled since 1980 with an estimated 33,000 patients diagnosed with liver cancer in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]


Hepatitis C: Get Tested. Get Treated.

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the liver. The liver carries out many vital tasks, which include the distribution of nutrients within the bloodstream as well as filtering the blood of harmful waste and toxins. When the liver is inflamed, it is unable to do these tasks effectively. […]


Congratulations Dr. Aguilar & the Louisiana Research Center

GIS congratulates Dr. Humberto Aguilar and the Louisiana Research Center for recently being published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal! The article was done on patients infected with chronic hepatitis C and cirrhosis.  Read the full article below:


Be Aware of Hepatitis C

Millions of Americans have Hepatitis C and half don’t know they are infected. People can live with the virus for decades without any symptoms. A blood test is the only way to know.  If left untreated, Hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, liver cancer, and ultimately liver failure. Treatments are available at GIS that […]


A Silent Epidemic: Hepatitis C

Did you know that people born from 1945-1965 are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C? Dr. David Dies discusses Hepatitis C on KTBS Healthline 3. Watch the replay here or read about Hepatitis C below. Dr. David Dies Q&A: Hepatitis C How big a problem is Hepatitis C infection? In the United States, it is estimated […]


Find Out If You Have Hepatitis C (Infographic)

The Center of Diesease Control (CDC) defines Hepatitis C as a serious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C has been called a silent epidemic because most people with Hepatitis C do not know they are infected. This infographic by the CDC tells us why people born from 1945-1965 should get tested for […]