BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Health Department and the Center For Asian Health at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health is scheduled to address a health issue that is believed to affect one in 10 Asians during a presentation on Thursday evening at the Hills Highland Clubhouse in Basking Ridge.

Multiple health issues will be discussed by health professionals during the "Current Health Issues: Fatty Liver, Hepatitis B, and the Risk and Prevention of Diabetes” program due to begin at 7 p.m. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with free Hepatitis B blood test and blood pressure screening prior to the presentation at the Hills clubhouse at 75 Hansom Road in Basking Ridge,

Participation is free but reservations are requested. To reserve a spot, participants are asked to email their first and last name, phone number, email address, date of birth, and gender to health@bernards.org. For questions, phone the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520.

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Su Wang, MD, MPH,  Medical Director for The Center for Asian Health will present a comprehensive view of Hepatitis B, fatty liver and complications as well as transmission, risks, diagnosis and treatment. In addition, Kevin Chen, PharmD, CDE (Certified Diabetic Educator) will present on the risks and treatment of Diabetes. Free Hepatitis B bloodwork is available prior to the presentation. 

Dr. Wang, a national expert on HBV, states that, “One in 10 Asians has HBV, and it is often a lifelong disease that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Most people are asymptomatic, and only one-third of those infected know they are. Because it is preventable by vaccine and effective treatments available, screening and early diagnosis are crucial.”

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency serving Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.  For more information, visit www.bernardshealth.org.