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How to Tell a Loved One You Have Hep C

Receiving a diagnosis of hepatitis C can be personally overwhelming. The trials of undergoing medical tests, selecting the proper course of treatment, and choosing your medical team may be stressful. However there is room for optimism. Hep C can be c...

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Hepatitis C Terms to Know

An antibody is a substance found in the blood that the body produces in response to a virus. If someone has an antibody blood test done to detect hepatitis C, the test is identifying if a person has antibodies to the virus, which would indicate that ...

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Stopping the Spread of Hepatitis C

Covering cuts and blisters prevents other people from coming into contact with your blood. Though risk of hepatitis C transmission in a household is near zero, it’s still good to take precautions.

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Scallops Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Frozen, raw scallops distributed by Sea Port Products Corp. are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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First Pan-Genotypic Hep C Medication Approved in the U.S.

A new Hep C medication called Epclusa was approved by the FDA in June 2016 to treat adult patients with chronic Hep C. The medication can be prescribed to people both with and without cirrhosis. The medication can even be prescribed to people with de...

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

On July 28, patients and advocates around the world will mark World Hepatitis Day. Almost 400 million people are infected with the Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus. Though they are different viruses, both can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, and live...

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Should You Be Screened for Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C can cause serious liver damage if it’s not treated early. And therein lies the problem: Seventy to 80 percent of people with hepatitis C don’t have symptoms.

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Is Liver Damage Reversable?

The liver is an amazing organ, with a unique ability to heal, so curing hepatitis C may allow the liver to reverse the damage and heal itself over time.

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Drug Users Can Be Treated and Cured of Hep C!

There are some medical providers and health insurance plans that do not provide hepatitis C treatment for people who use drugs. This is unfortunate because in progressive healthcare settings, and in numerous research studies, it has been clearly demo...

Birth Place Can Increase Risk for Hep C

Birth Place Can Increase Risk for Hep C

Globally, there are 150 million people living with chronic hepatitis C, a blood-borne viral infection that can lead to liver damage, liver cancer and premature death. Outside of the United States, people most often get Hep C in health care settings, ...