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Cirrhosis (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...
  • 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...
  • Listie man's legally blind journey testimony to God's glory

    Listie man's legally blind journey testimony to God's glory
    After spending decades working in the deep coal mines in Somerset County, Johnny Fritz began driving truck for Pile's Concrete Production Co. of Friedens in 2005. The Somerset County native had no way of anticipating that two years later he would drive...
  • 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...
  • Frank Edward Ray dies at 91; hero in Chowchilla school bus hijacking

    Frank Edward Ray, the school bus driver hailed as a hero for helping to lead 26 children to safety after a bizarre kidnapping in the San Joaquin Valley town of Chowchilla 36 years ago, has died. He was 91. Ray died Thursday in Chowchilla of complications...
  • Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing

    Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing
    Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?” “Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...
  • 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...
  • OUR HEALTH: New Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic Brings Specialized Treatment to Local Patients

    OUR HEALTH: New Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic Brings Specialized Treatment to Local Patients
    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...
  • 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...
  • Kane County coroner receives liver transplant as misconduct trial looms

    Kane County coroner receives liver transplant as misconduct trial looms
    Kane County Coroner Charles West, whose trial on misconduct charges is pending, has undergone liver transplant surgery, his attorney said Wednesday in court. West is awake, though not speaking, as he recovers at the University of Illinois Hospital in...
  • Kane County coroner dies

    Kane County coroner dies
    Kane County Coroner Charles West died early today, just after midnight, from complications following liver transplant surgery, according to his family. West had been awaiting trial on felony misconduct charges. He had been accused of allowing two of his...
  • Inmate serving 40-year murder sentence dies

    Inmate serving 40-year murder sentence dies
    A man serving a 40-year sentence for murder has died in custody, authorities said today.   Robert J. Turner, 32, who was serving time at the downstate Dixon Correctional Center at 2600 Brinton Ave., suffered multiple medical problems including cirrhosis...