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Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study

From healthday.com

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study. And they suggested that may be hampering public health efforts to cope with the chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.

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Resilience: Why It's Vital and How To Enhance It

From psychologytoday.com

What's so important about resilience? Shakespeare wrote that the course of true love never does run smooth. The reality however is that few enterprises run smoothly. Sports errors provoke frustration. Business situations bring on disappointment. Children make mistakes. Parents lose their cool.

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Patients Get Extreme to Obtain Hepatitis Drug That's 1% the Cost Outside U.S.

From bloomberg.com

This is how far one Express Scripts Holding Co. executive was willing to go to secure inexpensive versions of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, unavailable to U.S. consumers under federal drug import and patent laws. His plan: Dock a cruise ship flying an Indian flag off the coast…

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Hepatitis C Be Gone: New Drugs Eliminate 93% Of Cases In Trial

From medicaldaily.com

According to the World Health Organization, 130 to 150 million people worldwide suffer from chronic infections of Hepatitis C (HCV), a blood borne virus that primarily attacks the liver and can be spread through needle-sharing, contaminated medical equipment, and less often through sexual relations.

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The Worst Thing That Can Happen When You Panic

From psychologytoday.com

When I was a kid I was terribly afraid of the dark. I still remember the feeling I had when I would walk down the basement stairs at my grandparents' house, or get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

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Facts about needle exchanges and Hepatitis C

From yahoo.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - STATES FEAR NEEDLES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented a 364 percent increase in new cases of Hepatitis C in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Of the four states, only Kentucky has passed legislation to allow for syringe exchanges. Such programs remain illegal…

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Kentucky Snags Title of First Southern State to Legalize Syringe Exchange

From huffingtonpost.com

Tessie Castillo: Congratulations on S. 192! Can you describe the bill? JM: This bill will allocate money for substance use treatment, including in jails. It allows first responders and school nurses to carry naloxone. It will help eliminate the hesitation to call for help during an overdose situation by granting…

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Hepatitis C infections soaring, fueled by prescription painkiller abuse

From usatoday.com

Rates of hepatitis C are soaring, largely driven by an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, a new report shows. The incidence of acute hepatitis C infections among young people in rural areas of four Appalachian states more than tripled from 2006 to 2012, according to a report released Thursday by…

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How a Health Crisis Becomes a Gift

From psychologytoday.com

Are you facing a roadblock in your life? A health crisis or health challenge? I know it can be infuriating, scary, or depressing at times. But let's look at it from a different angle. What if that roadblock is there to help you grow?

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