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How to pay the bill for hepatitis C

From latimes.com

How long should you wait to treat a possibly fatal but curable disease? That's a question with major implications for millions of patients and for insurers and government programs that have to pay for the treatment.

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8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day

From psychologytoday.com

Just like people aren't born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Instead, mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal development a priority. In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create…

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Costly to Treat, Hepatitis C Gains Quietly in U.S.

From nytimes.com

EDGEWOOD, Ky. - Zach Wayman says he first contracted hepatitis C several years ago by sharing needles with other heroin addicts. He went into rehab and was successfully treated for the virus. But he relapsed into addiction and reinfected himself, testing positive for hepatitis C again this spring.

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Gilead Pills Priced at $1,000 a Day Are Found Cost-Effective - The Boston Globe

From bostonglobe.com

Health insurers that have been reluctant to cover hepatitis C drugs with list prices of $1,000 a daily dose will face more pressure after a report concluding the medications are "cost-effective" given their benefits. The report, still in draft form, is by an influential panel of doctors and medical experts…

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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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Utah woman says clinical trial cured her hepatitis C | KSL.com

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SALT LAKE CITY - Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center said they found a cure for hepatitis C, a common virus. The hospital led the worldwide 12 to 24 week clinical trial, testing 660 patients, half of them from the U.S. Utah resident Gina Palmer-Douglas was part of the study.

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10 Essential Facts About Hepatitis C

From everydayhealth.com

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that damages your liver over time. A chronic infection can lead to serious liver scarring called cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure, according to the American Liver Foundation (ALF). Hepatitis C treatment used to be a lengthy process that was not very effective.

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5 Natural Remedies That Won't Cure Your Hepatitis C

From everydayhealth.com

While drugs to treat a viral hepatitis C infection of the liver are better now than ever, because of their cost, they remain out of reach for many. The new medications - Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), Olysio (simeprevir), Harvoni (a combination of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir), and Viekira Pak are highly effective.

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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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