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    1. More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of surviving acute liver failure have improved significantly over the past 16 years, a new study finds. In fact, 21-day patient survival increased from about 59 percent in 1998 to 75 percent in 2013, research

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    2. Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say. Between 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Co

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    3. Hep C May Be Tied to Greater Parkinson's Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C is an infection that affects the liver, but people with the virus may also be at greater risk for Parkinson's disease, a new report shows. "Many factors clearly play a role in the development of Park

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    4. 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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    5. 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. But there are ways you can start to feel better, too. If you're having trouble with the news, talk with your doctor. Ask them for refe

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    6. Tips to Beat 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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    7. Medicaid Denies Nearly Half Of Hep C Drug Requests

      By Michelle Andrews People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than if they were insured by Medicare or private commercial policies, a recent study found. Researchers at th

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    8. Faster, Cheaper Hep C Cures on the Horizon?

      Nov. 10, 2015 -- In an ecstatic post to her Instagram followers yesterday, Pamela Anderson revealed that she’s been cured of hepatitis C. She’s short on specifics, but tells other people who are infected not to lose hope and promises that the cure she got “will be more available soon.” Is she right?

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    9. Hepatitis C Drug Rarely Tied to Slowed Heart Rate

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One of the new, highly effective drugs for treating hepatitis C can cause a very slow and erratic heart rate in some patients, new research warns. Doctors at a Paris hospital found that three out of 415 chronic hepatit

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    10. Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hep C Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of deaths and illnesses occurring soon after use are prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue warnings on two drugs used to fight the hepatitis C virus. The drugs, called Viekira Pak and Technivie,

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