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Hepatitis C (INACTIVE)

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  • Baby boomers more likely than other people to be infected with hepatitis C and should be tested

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard that the CDC now recommends baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C. Is that true? If so, why is testing necessary? Wouldn't I have symptoms if I had the disease? ANSWER: It is true that the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • Third-striker to be released over prosecutor's objection

    A man who was serving 25 years to life in prison under the state’s three strikes law after a conviction for unlawful taking of a vehicle will be released from custody after a judge determined Monday that he does not pose an unreasonable risk of...
  • FDA approves new test that will help treat hepatitis C

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday for the first time approved a type of diagnostic test that will allow doctors to determine what kind of hepatitis C virus a chronically infected patient has, and tailor treatments based on that...
  • 'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez died of complications from lymphoma

    Richard Ramirez — the infamous serial killer who died while on San Quentin's death row after being convicted of 13 murders — died of complications of blood cancer. Ramirez, died June 7 at 9:10 a.m. while receiving treatment at Marin...
  • 'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez died of lymphoma, coroner finds

    'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez died of lymphoma, coroner finds
    California prison officials said Monday that the death this month of "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez was due to complications from lymphoma, a cancer often associated with hepatitis. Ramirez, a serial killer convicted of murdering 13 people and brutally...
  • Many with hepatitis C don't get needed follow-up tests, CDC says

    Many with hepatitis C don't get needed follow-up tests, CDC says
    Half of all patients who have tested positive for hepatitis C have not had follow-up testing to see if they are still infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means many people are living with the disease and not...
  • Retired Smithfield police officer cured of hepatitis C

    Retired Smithfield police officer cured of hepatitis C
    The cure has taken 25 years for retired Smithfield police officer, Kurt Beach. In his first week on the job, in January 1988, Beach used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in an attempt to save the life of a baby with a bloody breathing tube. He tears up as...
  • Multiple clinical trials open to patients on the Peninsula

    Multiple clinical trials open to patients on the Peninsula
    Almost half the medical clinical trials in Virginia are taking place in Hampton Roads. Of the more than 120 privately funded active trials enrolling patients, half involve treatment for major chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,...
  • UCF, FIT, Sanford-Burnham projects headed to ISS

     
    Three locally-designed research projects were selected in an international competition by Space Florida to fly up to the International Space Station next year on a SpaceX rocket. Projects from the University of Central Florida and Sanford-Burnham...
  • 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...
  • Bethlehem provides free health services as part of National Public Health Week

     
    The Bethlehem Health Bureau is providing free immunizations for the uninsured today, kicking off National Public Health Week. The immunizations will be given from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the bureau’s offices at City Hall, 10 E. Church St. The...
  • Second Hays patient sues over Hepatitis C diagnosis

    Second Hays patient sues over Hepatitis C diagnosis
    A second patient at Hays Medical Center is suing after contracting a strain of hepatitis C linked to a traveling hospital technician. Tom Walters of rural Catharine filed a lawsuit Monday against a Pennsylvania hospital and two medical staffing agencies....