| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Are you one of the nearly 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964? Well, congratulations baby boomers. You've made it through some crazy times and you're still here.
However, there's a disturbing new trend among your generation and we're not talking...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:49 PM
A third Hays Medical Center patient has testing positive for a strain of hepatitis C.
According to Hays Daily News, the strain is closely related to that carried by a former contract employee at the hospital.
That employee is a traveling contract...
| Jun 1, 2012
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...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:57 PM
A Franklin County, Pa., judge recently made several decisions ending a lawsuit in which a former Waynesboro, Pa., man claimed he might have obtained hepatitis C from reused prostate biopsy needles.
Robert Eyler said in the lawsuit that he learned he...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C.
An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:29 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Monday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's four-drug combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The four drugs in one pill, which was formerly called the Quad and had been considered one of Gilead's more...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:56 AM
EXETER, N.H. -- A former medical technician was arrested on Thursday in connection with a hepatitis C outbreak at a hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, a federal prosecutor announced.
David Matthew Kwiatkowski, 32, is accused of infecting at least 30...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 2:46 PM
PITTSBURGH -- A Kansas woman who says she was infected with hepatitis C by a former medical technical has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh hospital.
Linda Ficken claims that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was negligent for not...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:49 PM
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and HaysMed in Hays are working jointly to notify patients who underwent cardiac catheterization from May 24, 2010, to September 22, 2010, of potential exposure to hepatitis C.
The U.S. Attorney for the...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:13 PM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Hospitals across the country recommended hepatitis C testing for some 7,900 patients last summer after a traveling medical worker was accused of infecting patients with tainted syringes in New Hampshire. But five months later,...
| Jun 27, 2012
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.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:36 AM
A Virginia inmate who sent blood-smeared, threatening letters to courthouses will spend another 10 years and five months behind bars.
Prosecutors say the letters sent by 24-year-old Richard Crowder to courthouses in Roanoke and Roanoke County...