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Healthy Breakfast for School Kids

Dr. Galati recently reported for News Radio 740 KTRH the importance of breakfast in children heading off to school. Here is the transcript of the podcast that can be listened to.School will be starting in the next couple of weeks, and now is the time to begin thinking about your students health and what you need to do to have a healthy and productive school year. A health breakfast is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Never allow your child to skip or skimp on breakfast-especially the girls. A nutritious breakfast including some of these foods items is the goal, and includes: fresh fruits, fruit juice, eggs, oatmeal, whole grain toast, yogurt, a glass of milk, a small serving of chicken or turkey, reduced sugar cold cereals, and peanut butter will give your child a …

Do You Know Your ALT? A Podcast Moment

The liver is the largest organ in the body and is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, immediately under the diaphragm and weighs approximately three pounds. The size of the liver is proportional to the size of the person. No two livers are the same size.

Your Health First Newsletter: July 3, 2008

As many of you know, Dr. Galati hosts a weekly radio program "Your Health First" every Sunday evening on Houston's 740 KTRH. It can also be heard streaming on the web by going to the station's web site The program puts out a newsletter with highlights of prior segments and

Vaccination for Hepatitis A and B: Their Overall Role in Liver Health

Erin Yates, PA-C Liver Specialists of Texas Hepatitis is simply an inflammation of the liver. There are multiple causes of hepatitis including very common viruses such as hepatitis A, B and C. Hepatitis A virus is spread by close personal contact with someone who has the infection, eating food prepared by someone with hepatitis A or drinking contaminated water. Hepatitis B virus is a sexually transmitted disease or may be passed from a hepatitis B infected mother to child. It is not spread by shaking hands or hugging. The tables below show people at high risk of contracting hepatitis A and B. TABLE 1: High risk populations Hepatitis A (HAV) Hepatitis B (HBV) Travelers to developing countries with high rates of HAV (includes Mexico) Men who have sex with men IV drug users People exposed to hepatitis A in a research setting People who work with infected non-human primates …

Donate Life Month

In Texas there are over 9,000 people waiting for an organ transplant, and over 98,000 nationally.

Liver Specialists of Texas Newsletter Vol 4 No 3

Welcome to the Liver Specialists of Texas newsletter of upcoming events, and health information   Podcast Introduction Podcasting has become an important part of the internet experience. From this website, our plan is to have topical and content relevant podcasts covering common topics in liver disease and digestive health, plus discussions including research, practice management and patient satisfaction, nutrition, exercise and aspects of wellness. Visit often as new episodes will be added regularly. Your feedback on the content we post, and topics you would like to hear about are very important to us.   Podcast: Sodium Content In Food - Patients Beware The sodium content in food is very important to those individuals with liver disease.   Hepatitis C Risk Factors Discussed In this podcast, Dr. Galati outlines the various risk factors for hepatitis C. Risk Factors for hepatitis C include: …

Podcast: Sodium Content In Food - Patients Beware

The sodium content in food is very important to those individuals with liver disease.

Hepatitis C Risk Factors Discussed

Dr. Galati discusses in this podcast the various risk factors for hepatitis C, and the need to get screened for hepatitis C if you have any of these risk factors.

Dr. Galati Discussed New Patient Evaluations

Dr. Galati discusses in this podcast issues related to being a new patient in the practice, Liver Specialists of Texas. He talks about getting old records prior to the visit and other tips to have an meaningful visit with him and his staff.

Improving Your Patient Experience with Jeff Toal

Dr. Galati and Jeff Toal, Practice Administrator for Liver Specialists of Texas, discuss patient responsibilities and what can be done to have the best experience while being a patient in our practice.

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity, and all of its related complications, is more serious than most adults in America believe. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. We are seeing an increase in the number of young children and adolescents developing obesity, and all of the related complications.

The cost of obesity is staggering, with annual medical cost of obesity exceeding $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are dedicated to evaluate, treat, and manage all aspects of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), including the complication of cirrhosis and liver failure. Developing a customized plan of care for each patient they see is their objective.

Liver Transplant Resources

Dr. Galati has been involved in Liver Transplantation since 1989. As Medical Director for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Galati has cared for thousands of patients with advanced liver disease. In those with the most severe form of advanced liver disease and cirrhosis, liver transplantation is a life-saving surgery. For more information on liver transplantation, click here.

Indications for liver transplant include:

Online LIVER Second Opinion

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    From the comfort of your home, without the need to spend additional money on travel, lodging, and food, receive and expert second opinion from the expert physicians at Liver Specialists of Texas

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    There are five steps in the process of requesting a second opinion. We anticipate the steps will take you about 30-65 minutes to complete.

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    Have your medical records or those of your loved one on hand as you fill out the medical history questionnaire portion of the online process. The medical history questionnaire is detailed so having medical records to quickly reference will help make the process more efficient.

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    To start the process of an Online Liver Second Opinion, please fill out the initial contact form and fax back to our office. A representative from our office will call you for additional details.