Tag Archives: Hepatitis

Hepatitis C. What? Should I get tested?

Hepatitis C is a virus infecting the liver.   It may cause serious liver damage or even death. How do you get it?  It is spread by exposure to hepatitis C (HCV) infected blood or body fluids.  High-risk patients are those … Continue reading

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Did you know that DEATHS from hepatitis C are now more common in the US than HIV?

As a result of this finding, the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC ) is launching a “No More Hepatitis” campaign with screening recommendations.  Currently, the CDC  suggests hepatitis labs for patient who ever injected illegal drugs, received clotting factors made … Continue reading

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Do YOU need hepatitis B vaccine?

New indication for an old vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory committee on Immunization Practices (the organization that tells us doctors when, why, and which vaccines) is now recommending hepatitis B vaccine series to unvaccinated adults less than 60 … Continue reading

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Want more information on hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C  is a virus that may cause long-standing liver disease.  It is spread through the blood of a person with hepatitis C.  You can’t get it through casual contact—hugging, sharing utensils/drinking glasses, kissing, using public restrooms, sneezing, coughing or … Continue reading

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