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Liver Disease

Hepatitis A outbreaks aren’t uncommon—unfortunately, many people, including some in the food service industry, aren’t great about washing their hands or following basic food safety. What’s unusual about the current Hepatitis A outbreak is that it’s orders of magnitudes larger than usual, and travelers are spreading it across state lines.

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“We’re in the midst of a national epidemic of hepatitis C,” Ward said. Nationwide, more than 20,000 Americans die from hepatitis C a year, which is more than the number who die from AIDS, he said. “The CDC views hepatitis C as an urgent public health problem.” —Quoted from USAToday What’s really troubling about the […]

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Gilead’s new Hep C treatment, Sovaldi, is supposed to cure Hepatitis C in just a few months. But at a steep price—$83K, or $1,000 per pill per day! Even if you have top tier health insurance, most won’t cover it. And Medicaid/Medicare have been fighting with Gilead (especially in California, whose MediCal program has soooo […]

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It’s not the first time aspirin’s been linked to wellness and prevention: it’s been tied to lower rates of other cancer, is often recommended as heart attack prevention (and can be lifesaving when taken during a heart attack), and it’s been tied to lower rates of Alzheimer’s. A new study found that those who took […]

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Although it may seem obvious, a new study has confirmed that using antivirals to treat Hepatitis C can reduce liver cancer caused by Hepatitis C by about 50%—and previous studies have shown a reduction of up to 70%. Hepatitis C symptoms can rage silently in the liver for years before they become apparent, and by […]

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