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Hepatitis A. It’s highly contagious, but will generally clear up with good self-care (rest and immune support). It doesn’t seem threatening: there’s a vaccine, and prevention is mostly good food hygiene and clean water. Lots of hand-washing, cleaning with bleach, and if you get it, lots of healthy eating, water, and rest. So why worry […]

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While a small part of the rise in Hepatitis C (HCV) is probably due to newly diagnosed Baby Boomers, who were exposed more than other generations and are at an age where the incubation of Hep C is causing symptoms to appear, experts are attributing most of the 300 fold rise to the current opioid […]

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Hepatitis C is, mostly, a silent virus. If you catch it, it can take decades before any real symptoms show up. Before that, you might just feel a little tired. Then, the fight for treatment begins. But the bigger problem is that Hepatitis C is super virulent, meaning it’s easy to transmit from one person […]

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July 28th is National Hepatitis Day, and it’s a day everyone should note. Even in our modern age with several treatments and a “cure” on the market, Hepatitis isn’t just a big problem, it’s a growing one! While groups like the World Health Organization are working to raise awareness, individuals can work to avoid Hepatitis […]

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Most Hep C Untreated

May 27, 2016

A study in Colorado has shown that 90% of people with Hepatitis C are going untreated. In Tennessee, they’re seeing an uptick in cases among high-risk groups (including untreated prison populations). And Baby Boomers account for 75% of Hep C patients—and it appears they’re under-tested (and subsequently undertreated). In addition to all that, there’s still […]

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