Welcome to the Hepatitis Support Network (HSN)
Founded in 2002, this is the oldest hepatitis prevention, education,treatment, and support organization in the Hawaiian Islands. Our primary mission is to help save lives affected by hepatitis B and C as well as other infectious diseases.
Executive Director Elected to Board of Directors of Waianae Care, Inc.
Ken Akinaka, MRA, Executive Director, Hepatitis Support Network of Hawai`i, is proud to announce that he was elected to the Board of Directors of Waianae Care, Inc., last night.
He joins Dr. Glenn Pang and a dedicated group of other professionals that will be working on special projects to help the houseless and others who are in need with free healthcare, health education, and other needs in Waianae, `Oahu, Hawai`i.
They are working on exciting new projects for 2013 and will be seeking volunteers and other professionals to become involved with health professions, and a number of other innovative and unique projects to improve and help save lives in West `Oahu.
Ken asks you to help join them if you live, work, or care about the people in Waianae and West `Oahu.
You can join as a volunteer by contacting Waianae Care, Inc. through their website: http://waianaecare.com
Queen's Liver Center Gives Gift of Life
IT WAS A DAY OF GIFTS-of space, of funds, of artwork, and the gift of life for liver patients. It was a day to celebrate the good things that come out of misfortune. "It's like a phoenix rising from the ashes," said Naoki Tsai, MD.
A new health education website, HepBsmart.com
A new health education website, HepBsmart.com, sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc., intended for audiences in the United States was launched on Friday, September 7. HepBsmart.com contains practical information about chronic hepatitis B (CHB), a potentially life-threatening liver disease that affects an estimated two million people in the United States and is the leading cause of liver cancer.
Chronic hepatitis B is caused by a virus and can slowly damage the liver, without causing obvious symptoms. Chronic hepatitis B can be diagnosed with a simple blood test, prevented with a vaccine, and managed with appropriate care - but alarmingly, most people living with the disease don't know they are infected.