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  • Adult diabetics need hepatitis vaccination

    Adult diabetics need hepatitis vaccination
    Health districts serving the Peninsula are advising all primary care physicians that adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and 2) should be vaccinated against hepatitis B as soon as possible after diagnosis. The vaccine is particularly...
  • Decline on autopsies may obscure understanding of disease

    Decline on autopsies may obscure understanding of disease
    Television crime shows have helped popularize autopsies, but in reality these postmortem exams are becoming rarer every year. Today, hospitals perform autopsies on only about 5 percent of patients who die, down from roughly 50 percent in the 1960s. That's...
  • Bend Over And Coffee

    Bend Over And Coffee
    Hey, all you mega-macchiato males. Listen up, this one's just for you. A Grande new study (make that Venti) from the National Cancer Institute says 6 or more cups of coffee each day may just save your life. Actually, the study found you jumbo-java...
  • Vertex Hepatitis-C Drug OK'd, Promising More Cures

    Vertex Hepatitis-C Drug OK'd, Promising More Cures
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co. Incivek, a pill...
  • What is a fatty liver?

    What is a fatty liver?
    It's not enough that we simply have to worry about the fat that's increasingly growing around our bellies. Americans should also be concerned about the fat that they can't see: the stuff that's filling up their livers, more commonly known as Nonalcoholic...
  • Dock Ellis, former major league pitcher who counseled drug addicts, dies at 63

    Dock Ellis, former major league pitcher who counseled drug addicts, dies at 63
    Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher who claimed to have thrown a no-hitter while on LSD but later turned his exploits into the basis of an anti-drug crusade and counseling career, died Friday of liver disease at County-USC Medical Center. He was...
  • Old HIV drug found to produce rare liver problem, FDA says

     
    Didanosine, the second drug approved for the treatment of HIV infections and one of the oldest weapons in the AIDS armamentarium, has been found to produce rare cases of potentially fatal liver disease in patients taking it for long periods,......
  • High-fructose corn syrup consumption may push fatty livers to the brink

     
    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the many consequences of obesity, as fat accumulates not only across the body and around the visceral organs, but inside the organ that helps break down fats, filter toxins from the bloodstream and......
  • Former Hartford Mayor Undergoes Liver Transplant

    Former Mayor Mike Peters, 59, underwent a nearly eight-hour liver transplant early today and is recovering at Hartford Hospital, people close to Peters confirmed. "He's out, he's doing well. The surgery was as successful as it could be, and we're all...
  • Coffee Lovers Rejoice!

    Coffee Lovers Rejoice!
    Coffee drinkers, rejoice! The heavenly brew, once deemed harmful to health, is turning out to be, if not quite a health food, at least a low-risk drink, and in many ways a beneficial one. It could protect against diabetes, liver cancer, cirrhosis and...
  • Stages of alcoholism

    Stages of alcoholism
    There is some debate over how many stages there are in alcoholism, but let's go with the three major stages--early (a.k.a. adaptive), middle, and end (a.k.a. late). It's important to understand the main parts of each stage. Early Stage How does the...
  • Brother and Sister Celebrate Anniversary of Lifesaving Surgery

    Brother and Sister Celebrate Anniversary of Lifesaving Surgery
    Saturday was a great day for a party, and John Kreider and Jessie Reider had a great reason to celebrate. Their family gathering outside of Elizabethtown marked the first anniversary of the surgery that saved Kreider's life. Two years ago, he was...