Tag Archive | "Hepatitis C"

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Alcohol-Linked Disease Overtakes Hep C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant

For years, conventional wisdom suggested that people with a heavy drinking past who did not have a period of sobriety under their belts would not be good candidates to receive a new liver.

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Calling All Baby Boomers: Get Tested For Hepatitis C

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 300 million people across the globe are unaware they’re living with viral hepatitis.

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Why boomers need a hepatitis C screening

Baby boomers, adults born between 1945 and 1965, are five times more likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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Hepatitis C tied to risk of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is considered the second most common degenerative brain disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by a virus.

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Costly drugs that cure Hepatitis C worth the cost

It is worthwhile to give patients expensive new drugs that can cure their hepatitis C much earlier than some insurers are now willing to pay for them.

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Hepatitis C: Finding accessible, affordable treatment

Rallying Baby Boomers to be screened for hepatitis C took off as effective treatments emerged to wipe out the liver-damaging virus.

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