| Aug 28, 2012
Dr. R. Palmer Beasley, an epidemiologist whose pivotal research on hepatitis B in Taiwan first linked the virus to liver cancer, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Houston. He was 76.
His death was announced by the University of Texas...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In a move aimed at reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the community, Freedom Pharmacy, of Orlando, announced today that it will offer free HIV testing – no insurance necessary. The pharmacy will also work to,get more HIV patients connected with...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:14 PM
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationannounced it had approved the drug combination of 300 mg tenofovir and 200 mg emtricitabine (TDF/FTC; brand name Truvada) for daily use by uninfected adults to help prevent the sexual acquisition of HIV. ...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Allegheny County Health Department are working with two hospitals to notify patients treated during 2008 and 2010 about possible exposure to hepatitis C. The hospitals...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:34 PM
An Andover woman recently learns she may have been exposed to Hepatitis C while being treated at Hays Medical Center. The Hays hospital sent Linda Ficken a letter telling her to get tested for Hepatitis C.
Ficken is one of 460 patients Hays Med is...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:22 PM
There are new developments in the case of a hospital worker accused of infecting patients with Hepatitis C. Two Kansans have now tested positive for the highly contagious virus.
Linda Ficken told Eyewitness News last week that she wasn't worried...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity.
A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:21 AM
As tattoos have become more mainstream in our culture, more and more teens at younger and younger ages are hitting up their parents to be inked.
But there are so many considerations besides just age, including health considerations.
And one of the...
| 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...