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    1. How Not to Wreck Your Liver

      It's not something you probably think much about, but your liver is a key player in your body's digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through it. You need to treat it right so it can stay healthy and do its job. "It's an organ you could easily trash if you don't t

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    2. Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People infected with hepatitis C are more likely to be current or former heavy drinkers, a new study suggests. Unfortunately, alcohol may accelerate the liver damage associated with the virus, the researchers add

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    3. 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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    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. Five new drugs are quickly becoming the standard for treating hepatitis C Genotype 1: Elbasvir-grazoprevir (Zepatier) Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) Omb

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    5. Treatment Choices for Hep C

      It's not often that doctors use terms like "revolutionary" and "groundbreaking" when they talk about medications. But that's exactly what they're doing -- and with much enthusiasm -- when they talk about today's treatments for hep C. "There is no question, we're amid a revolution in hepatitis C trea

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    6. 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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    7. Hep C Now Leading U.S. Infectious Disease Killer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hepatitis C-linked deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2014, and the virus now kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, health officials report. There were 19,659 hepatitis C-

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    8. Generic Hep C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Ones

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report. In many countries, people don't have access to a course of brand-nam

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    9. Hep C Liver Transplant May Work for Those Infected

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some potentially good news for people with hepatitis C who are waiting for liver transplants: Hepatitis C-infected livers seem to do as well as healthy livers in these patients, a new study indicates. The finding

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    10. How Much Do Health Care Workers Skip Hand Washing?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staff at many outpatient health care facilities in New Mexico failed to follow recommendations for hand hygiene more than one-third of the time, a new study found. Many also fell short on injection safety, putting pati

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