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Most boomers infected with liver-damaging hepatitis C virus do not know it

From usatoday.com

Few Baby Boomers have been tested for the liver-damaging hepatitis C virus, despite recommendations that all members of that generation have the blood test at least once, new research suggests. The share of boomers who had the test barely budged in the two years after health authorities first recommended it…

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N.Y. officials on board to end hepatitis C

From timesunion.com

A summit on hepatitis C kicked off Tuesday morning with strong support from New York officials for the goal of eliminating the virus, as new cases rise among young adults who are injection drug users.

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Why baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C | Debunked | Dallas News

From dallasnews.com

"Why are so many Americans dying of this preventable, curable disease?" said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, in a press statement. "Once hepatitis C testing and treatment are as routine as they are for high cholesterol and colon cancer…

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90,000 Hepatitis A follow-up shots coming due in Hawaii | Food Safety News

From foodsafetynews.com

More than 90,000 people received the first shot of a two-injection Hepatitis A vaccination in the second half of 2016, and that means more than 90,000 follow-up injections are coming due in the Aloha State. More than two-and-a-half times as many people in Hawaii took Hepatitis A vaccinations this past…

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Are New Drugs for Hepatitis C Safe? A Report Raises Concerns

From nytimes.com

"We don't want people to ignore it and lead to risks to patients," he said. "We don't want people to overreact and not treat patients who should be treated. A lot of doctors are unclear about it, and if doctors are unclear, patients are, too."

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Navy doctor recognized for hepatitis screening program

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Pensacola Naval Hospital beat out much larger military hospitals to win the 2016 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Award from the Department of Defense. The award recognized the local hospital for its innovative hepatitis C program, which screens patients for the potentially deadly virus and treats them with new drugs…

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