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  1. Hep C Liver Damage More Widespread Than Thought

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with the liver infection hepatitis C than previously believed, a new study suggests. Analyzing nearly 9,800 patients with hepatitis C, researchers learn

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  2. Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter 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

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  3. Hep C and Your Emotions: How to Get Help

    When you learn you have hepatitis C, you might feel a lot of things. Maybe you don’t want to believe it’s true. Maybe you feel depressed. Those are common reactions. Know that there are ways you can start to feel better, too. If you're having trouble with the news, talk with your doctor. Ask them fo

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  4. Tips to Deal With Hepatitis C Fatigue

    When you have hepatitis C, being tired -- really tired -- can be a fact of life. But there are ways you can boost your energy. Here, three people who have experience with fatigue from the disease share their tips. Jennifer Slepin is a registered nurse from Oakland, CA. She thinks she got hep C from

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  5. How to Be Smart About Sex With Hepatitis C

    When William Yarbrough of North Carolina learned 14 years ago that he had hep C, he told his wife as soon as he got home from the doctor's office. “My wife and I would be approaching this experience together, and since we have no secrets, the sooner I involved her, the better,” says Yarbrough, a mem

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  6. Allergy Drug May Have Potential Against Hep C

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary lab research suggests a hay fever drug that costs about 50 cents a pill has the potential to treat hepatitis C, a stubborn disease that has spawned drugs that sell for $1,000 a dose. It's too early to know i

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  7. FDA Warns of Mixing Heart Drug, Hep C Meds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The dangerous slowing of the h

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  8. 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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  9. Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets': Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New hepatitis C drugs promise cure rates above 90 percent, but could prove to be budget-busters for public and private health insurers, a new analysis finds. Recently approved drugs for chronic hepatitis C have been heralded

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  10. Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey pa

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