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  1. Hep C and Supplements: Help or Hurt?

    Dietary and herbal supplements can't cure hepatitis C, but many people take them to try to ease their symptoms or get relief from the side effects of treatment. Do they work? For most of these products, scientists don’t have a firm answer. But even though powerful new drugs can cure hep C, there sti

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  2. Can Hepatitis C Be Cured?

    New drugs are making big improvements in the way you get treated for hepatitis C. More and more, the goal of a "cure" is now in reach. As treatments get better, nearly everyone with hep C may be able to look forward to a disease-free future. The goal of your treatment is to get rid of the hepatitis

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  3. 7 Self-Care Tips to Manage Hepatitis C

    Along with taking your medicine, you can make some simple lifestyle changes to manage your hepatitis C. These tips can help you look and feel better. When it comes to diet, follow the same advice that's good for everyone: Eat well-rounded meals. "I recommend to my patients a good, healthy diet, simi

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  4. Medications for Hepatitis C

    Big changes are under way in the treatment of hepatitis C. New medicines have fewer side effects, and they raise your odds of beating the disease. Three new drugs are quickly becoming the standard for treating hepatitis C: Simeprevir (Olysio) Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) Sime

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  5. What to Expect When You Have Hepatitis C

    If you’ve just found out you have hepatitis C, you have a lot of questions. If you’re like most people with this condition, you probably never knew you had it until now. You’re not alone. Hepatitis C isn’t rare in the U.S., especially among baby boomers -- people born between 1945 and 1965. People t

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  6. 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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  7. 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 cou

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

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