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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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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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Your liver is a really hard working organ with HUNDREDS of functions. There’s a reason that, even though not ideal, we can do dialysis when our kidneys start to fail, but that we’re in big trouble when our livers go (although in some ways it’s sturdier). Your liver needs extra support! Alcohol, over-the-counter medications, even […]

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