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Love Your Liver

Classes and Support Groups

HANFORD – The liver plays an important role in many bodily functions. Due to factors such as heavy alcohol use and bacterial and viral infections, inflammation of the liver can lead to Hepatitis C.

On Thursday, March 5, hepatologist Dr. Robert Gish will deliver a presentation on Hepatitis C and other liver issues to the Tulare-Kings Counties Liver Support Group. Dr. Gish is a San Diego-based physician who offers telemedicine services at Adventist Health / Community Care – Home Garden. He’s board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and liver transplant. Dr. Gish received fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at University of California at Los Angeles. He also serves as a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, where he continues to teach, and is a senior consultant at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix.

Dr. Gish’s presentation on Hepatitis C will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St. in Hanford.

All are welcome to attend, including those with liver concerns, family, friends, and loved ones, and those who simply wish to learn more. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, email

Regular Liver Support Meetings are held in the Chapel at Central Valley General Hospital, 1025 N. Douty St. in Hanford at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, call (559) 585-3437.