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Hepatitis

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Top Hepatitis Articles

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  • Group distributes 'survival backpacks' to the homeless

    Hundreds of “survival backpacks” will be distributed to L.A.'s homeless¬†Saturday as part of a program organized by nonprofit group The Giving Spirit. Volunteers across the county assembled more than 1,700 backpacks this week filled with...
  • More than 900 firefighters continue to battle Powerhouse fire

    More than 900 firefighters on Saturday continued to battle the 3,600 acre Powerhouse fire in the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clarita area on what officials said was the hottest day of the week. The wildfire is only 15% contained, and...
  • 1 killed, 4 injured during LAPD chase in El Sereno

    1 killed, 4 injured during LAPD chase in El Sereno
    One person was killed and four others injured during a police chase in El Sereno on Saturday afternoon when a motorist fleeing Los Angeles police officers crashed into another vehicle, police said. The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. when...
  • McDonald's customers warned of hepatitis exposure

    McDonald's customers warned of hepatitis exposure
    SAN DIEGO -- People who recently visited the McDonald's restaurant in College Grove may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus, county officials said. An employee at the fast food restaurant, which is located inside the Wal-Mart store at 3412 College...
  • CDC proposes testing baby boomers for hepatitis C

    CDC proposes testing baby boomers for hepatitis C
    A new proposal to screen all baby boomers for hepatitis C means doctors face the prospect of educating an entire generation about an infection often associated with risky behaviors, such as sharing needles and unprotected sexual contact. A blood-borne...
  • Who should be tested for Hepatitis C?

    Who should be tested for Hepatitis C?
    Baby boomer alert! The government has come out with a draft recommendation that all those born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for Hepatitis C. The virus that causes chronic infections in eight of 10 affected and leads to liver disease, was first...
  • Free Hepatitis Testing and Vaccines Friday and Saturday

     
    The Orange County Health Department  is recognizing May as National Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as National Hepatitis Testing Day. The intent of these annual observances is to raise awareness about the global impact of viral hepatitis and the...
  • Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity

    Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity
    A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual. Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...