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It’s already accepted and well-established that sleep is good for your health and helps you feel good—that’s why we have expressions like “sleep it off” or the well-worn “stay home and rest”. A lot goes on when you sleep; most notably, the brain rests and resets, in addition to resting and maintenance for your heart. […]

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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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What’s New With Hep C?

September 10, 2014

Everyone was excited about Gilead’s new Hepatitis C drug that would be a cure for most people—then they were excited with rage when they saw the price tag—$1,000 a pill and a three month treatment course, and no insurance companies willing to cover it. It’s been fading out of the headlines—so what’s happened since? Gilead […]

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Millions of dollars are now regularly being donated to the African ebola outbreak to try and stop the disease from spreading. Despite best efforts, it’s growing at an increased pace. In just two days the number of people infected jumped by about 10%. And experts are still warning that things will get worse before they […]

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More than 1% of people in the US have Hep C. The new cure costs $84,000… if everyone over 18 and under 65 helped pay for everyone infected to have it, it would cost each of them about $12,600*—more than an extra grand a month for a year. That’s why insurance companies aren’t covering the […]

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