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Hepatitis C

May 11th, 2017
Hepatitis C is Spiking Among Young People
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Report by Alexandra Sifferlin at Time Health- Cases of hepatitis C in the United States have nearly tripled within a five-year period, reaching a new 15-year high of around 34,000 new hepatitis C infections in 2015, federal health officials reported. Experts attribute the higher rates to more injection drug use during the ongoing opioid epidemic. The new report from the …read more

April 10th, 2017
Many baby boomers don’t know they have Hep C until liver deteriorates
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Report by Scott Kraus at The Morning Call (Contact Reporter)- Three years ago, the outlook changed dramatically for patients with hepatitis C. Until 2014, a hepatitis C diagnosis meant a slow decline into cirrhosis, possibly liver cancer.  There was a treatment — a six to 18-month regimen of weekly interferon injections and daily doses of ribavirin pills that left …read more