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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

From pnj.com

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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DAAs aid treatment of hepatitis C patients with cancer

From modernmedicine.com

Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents can be safely administered along with selected chemotherapeutic agents in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected cancer patients who are monitored closely, according to a new study. Guidelines are available for special HCV-infected populations, such as patients infected with HIV infection, but no recommendations exist for cancer patients.

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Testing for Hepatitis C: What to Expect

From everydayhealth.com

A doctor's recommendation to get tested for hepatitis C can spark a lot of questions and concerns. The first thing to remember, though, is that hepatitis C is generally curable - particularly when caught early - and that makes testing crucial. According to the American Liver Foundation, the hepatitis…

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4 months
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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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VA patients possibly exposed to HIV, diseases

From cnn.com

Earlier this week, officials said a dentist at the Tomah VA Medical Center improperly re-used his own dental equipment instead of using the sterilized, disposable tools as VA rules require. "It was purposeful that he was violating VA regulations," said Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at the Tomah VA Center…

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3 months
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Can energy drinks cause hepatitis?

From cnn.com

The man, who was not identified, is a construction worker who worked long, labor-intensive days. When he entered the emergency room, he thought his lack of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting were just symptoms of a flu. He was alarmed when his urine turned a dark color and his…

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How I Dealt with - And Beat Hepatitis C - VAntage Point

From va.gov

October is Liver Awareness Month and hepatitis C is a disease that impacts the liver's health. New treatments are able to cure most people after about 12 weeks. For the last year, the VA has made these treatments widely available to any Veterans enrolled in VA care.

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