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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people age 18 and older receive a hep C test at least once in their life.
Studies have shown that Latinos are more likely to be living with hep C than the U.S. population as a whole.
However, people with cirrhosis alone were as likely to die as those with both cirrhosis and COVID-19.
Obesity increased the risk of liver disease to a smaller extent, according to a meta-analysis study.
It’s a lot easier to fight addiction when you have a stable place to live.
Facts about hepatitis C, symptoms, risk factors and why you should be tested
A CDC report reveals new trends.
If any of the following risk factors apply to you, contact your health care provider to get tested for HCV.
Approximately 10 percent of people with hepatitis C have no identifiable source of infection.
People with hep C virus (HCV) have higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than HCV-negative individuals with similar risk factors.
Hepatitis C is apparently independently linked with plaque buildup in the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes an infectious yet curable disease that attacks the liver and results in numerous symptoms.
Arm yourself with these facts before you go under the needle.
On January 28, I posted an entry asking two questions. The first was, ’What hepatitis C risk factors are missing from these United Healthcare...
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