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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Someone With Chronic Illness - US News

From usnews.com

Is holiday shopping leaving you frustrated? We've all been there - perplexed, scratching our head, thinking, "What do I buy the person who seems to have everything?" Holiday gift giving gets even trickier when it comes to buying the perfect gift for someone who has something they don't want…

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Nearly 4 million Americans infected with hepatitis C

From good4utah.com

Millions of people in the United States suffer from hepatitis C, but most of them don't even know they have it. Dr. Michael Charlton from Intermountain Medical Center talks more about the disease. An estimated 3-4 million persons in the United States are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus…

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First US liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

From foxnews.com

Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants. The anniversary falls on Thanksgiving this year.

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I had hepatitis C and didn't know it. You may have it, too.

From washingtonpost.com

In the fall of 1999, I woke up with a strong metallic taste in my mouth. It didn't matter what I ate - sweet, spicy foods or plain white rice - the aggravating sensation of iron filings wouldn't leave. Internet searches proved pointless.

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Gilead Faces Lawsuit Over Hepatitis C Drug Pricing

From go.com

Philadelphia's Transportation Authority has filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. over the pricing of its hepatitis C drug. Sovaldi is a highly effective pill treatment for the most common form of hepatitis C without the injections and unpleasant side effects of earlier treatments.

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6 Booze-Free Ways to Toast the Holidays with Hepatitis C

From everydayhealth.com

" One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time." ~ Nancy Astor If you have hepatitis C, your doctor probably told you, "No alcohol." If you like to drink, this is hard news to bear, particularly around the holidays.

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