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  1. Can Hepatitis C Be Cured?

    New drugs have greatly improved the treatment of hepatitis C in recent years. For more and more patients, that means the goal of a "cure" is within reach. "We've been curing hepatitis C since the 1990s," says David L. Thomas, MD, MPH. He's a professor of medicine and chief of infectious diseases at

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  2. Available Medications for Hepatitis C

    Big changes are under way in the treatment of hepatitis C. New drugs are cutting down side effects and improving your odds of beating the disease. The latest drugs approved to treat hepatitis C are Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir). Olysio and Sovaldi are combined with the older drugs int

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  3. Hepatitis C Treatments on the Horizon

    Treatment for hepatitis C has improved greatly over the past few years -- and the future looks even brighter. Right now treatment consists of a combo of interferon, ribavirin and two new drugs: Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir). But a major concern with this combination is that interferon

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  4. Hepatitis C Self-Care

    New medicines have improved the outlook for hepatitis C patients, but lifestyle changes also help you manage the disease. Try these self-care tips: When it comes to diet, the same advice applies to everyone, including people with hepatitis C. Eat well-rounded meals that include: Fresh fruits and veg

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  5. How Not to Wreck Your Liver

    Your liver is a key player in your body’s digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through your liver.  “The liver is a vital organ and not something you can live without,” says Rohit Satoskar, MD, of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. “It’s an organ you co

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  6. Hepatitis C Alternative Treatments

    When you're living with a disease like hepatitis C, it's natural to want to try any treatment possible to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Standard hepatitis C treatment has come a long way towards curing the disease. However, the drugs don't always work and they can have side

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  7. Viral Hepatitis: 8 Self-Defense Tips for Travelers

    In the U.S., the risk of contracting viral hepatitis has fallen sharply in recent years. The risk is higher for Americans who travel abroad -- especially to regions where hepatitis is prevalent and sanitation is poor. “Travelers who go to non-urban areas of developing countries are most likely to ge

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  8. Viral Hepatitis: Eight Ways to Help Protect Your Family

    Viral hepatitis isn’t quite the scourge it used to be. Thanks in large part to widespread immunization of adolescents and young children in the U.S. for hepatitis A and B, the incidence of the liver-destroying disease has fallen 90% in the past 20 years. Yet many people who could be vaccinated again

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  9. Protecting Others From Hepatitis C

  10. Viral Hepatitis: 8 Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Family

    Hepatitis viruses can be transmitted easily, and often cause no symptoms at first. WebMD offers tips to help protect yourself and those you love from viral hepatitis.

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