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Why Hep C Is so Common

May 24, 2018

Hepatitis C is a “silent” illness—you can have it for decades with little or no symptoms. Despite not being flashy and headline grabbing, Hepatitis C is a pretty big deal, and deserves the attention of “scarier” illnesses like HIV. Why? Untreated, the damage Hepatitis C causes the lover can lead to liver failure and worse. […]


The worst is over. You got through flu-like symptoms (AKA a virus like cold, croup, pertussis, or flu itself). The sneezing, coughing, aches and fatigue that knocked you out, the fever when it peaked, it’s behind you… mostly. With many viruses, coughing, clogged, green-mucus filled sinuses, fatigue and other symptoms can linger, sometimes for up […]

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Whooping cough cases are cropping up. It’s a highly contagious disease, so that pretty much guarantees more. Whooping cough is dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, especially children, so working together to stop the outbreak is essential. Caused by the virus pertussis, whooping cough is preventable by vaccine. Since the pertussis vaccine wears out […]

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Researchers want patients and doctors to rely more on the immune system, on supporting it, and letting it fight the illnesses that catch us now and then. Antibiotics are overused, and usually, that refers to how antibiotics are used preventatively in livestock, and prescribed for illnesses they can’t treat (things caused by viruses, like sinus […]

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A Bad Start to Flu Season

October 24, 2017

Predicting flu season is tricky. Things have been trending worse year by year, though, with long, virulent flu seasons. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s a change in culture, population or climate change, it’s here and we have to deal not just with a harsh flu season, but lots of other circulating viruses that cause […]

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