Friday, April 18, 2014

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Tips for Talking to Loved Ones About Hepatitis C

Telling family and friends you have hepatitis C can be uncomfortable, but there are ways to make your disclosure go over more smoothly. Here are some tips on how to talk to your loved ones.   Support is important It can be scary to talk to your friends and family about having hepatitis C, but it’s important to have the support of... Read moreChevron

Hepatitis C Facts: 8 Things You Should Know

Hepatitis C (HCV) is the leading cause of liver failure and end-stage liver disease in the United States, and is a major cause for liver transplants. Baby boomers, in particular, are at high-risk for HCV and should get tested even if they have no symptoms of the disease. Here are some facts to know about hepatitis C.   Hepatitis C is a viral... Read moreChevron

Environmental Allergies and Children

Allergies can affect anyone, including children, which can become a problem at home and school. We asked Dr. James Thompson, a board-certified asthma and allergy specialist in Chicago, IL, his thoughts on how best to minimize and control environmental allergies in kids.   Q: What are the most common environmental allergens for kids? A:... Read moreChevron

Treatment Options for Epilepsy: Doctor Q&A

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders, and close to 3 million Americans have a seizure disorder. Many patients who are treated for epilepsy can live normal lives, but finding the best treatment is critical.   We asked Dr. Gregory D. Cascino, M.D., F.A.A.N., Whitney MacMillan, Jr. Professor of Neuroscience, at the... Read moreChevron

Myth vs Fact: Hepatitis C

Myth: There is currently a hepatitis C vaccine   Fact: Right now there is not a hepatitis C vaccine available in the U.S., but there are vaccines for hepatitis A and B. Researchers are in the process of developing a vaccine for hepatitis C and HIV. Researchers in Australia are working on a new type of DNA vaccine that could protect against... Read moreChevron