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Hepatitis News Update

Week Ending October 03, 2022

Co-Infected HIV, Hepatitis C Patients May Have Increased Risk of Heart Attack
“Research suggests that an HIV patient’s risk of heart attack increases with each passing decade, and this risk is nearly 3-fold among patients with HIV who are also positive for hepatitis C.”

Liver fibrosis may not improve beyond one year after hepatitis C cure
“After being cured of hepatitis C, markers of liver fibrosis do not continue to decline one year beyond cure, a study of women living with HIV and hepatitis C in the United States has found. The results challenge the assumption that most people with hepatitis C can expect to experience a long-term improvement in liver health after hepatitis C cure and highlight the need for ongoing monitoring of liver fibrosis after hepatitis C, say the study investigators.”

Increase in hepatitis C infections in young adults
“This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Morgan Lange about increasing hepatitis C infections in young adults and effective treatments for this condition. Dr. Lange is a clinical pharmacist at MUSC.”

Non-Targeted Screening Program Could Identify More HCV Infections
“With an all-ready challenging patient population to treat, having a program to get more people into treatment can be helpful in an underserved group.”

Only one in 10 people with HCV and an indication offered PrEP, study finds
“While hepatitis C and HIV share many of the same risk factors, people with HCV are not often discussed as a priority population for HIV prevention,” Kristi C. Hill, MD, intern at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, told Healio. “Our research group was already conducting a larger study evaluating the overlap of transmission networks for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) that involved the collection of epidemiologic data for patients with HIV and/or HCV.”

Precautionary Antiviral Therapy Prevents Chronic Hepatitis C in Transplant Recipients
“A short, preemptive regimen of direct-acting antivirals prevented chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in all recipients of organ transplants from donors with the virus, according to findings from a multicenter study presented at the International Liver Congress in London.”

Chronic HCV Patients do not Have Significant Gut Microbiota Differences
“There is not much differences in gut microbiota between patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) and healthy control individuals.”

Sure Signs You Have Damaged Your Liver
“According to the CDC, 4.5 million US adults have liver disease. “Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol — common features of metabolic syndrome — are all known major risk factors for the development of fatty liver disease,” says Craig Lammert, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a practicing gastroenterologist and hepatologist at IU Health.”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending October 03, 2022

A healthy lifestyle is positively associated with mental health and well-being and core markers in ageing
“Studies often evaluate mental health and well-being in association with individual health behaviours although evaluating multiple health behaviours that co-occur in real life may reveal important insights into the overall association.”

5 Health Benefits of Taking a Bath, Plus 5 Healthy Add-Ins for Your Next Soak
“Which is better — taking a shower or a bath? The answer to the age-old debate comes down to personal preference, but it’s no secret that most Americans prefer showers.”

Medical Misinformation Harms Us All
“As the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox (MPX) outbreak a global health emergency, a new wave of anti-LGBTQ+ vitriol crested alongside it. Now, the MPX backlash has been added to the ongoing circulation of medical misinformation associated with the COVID pandemic, both in the US and abroad.”

Does gua sha really work? The health benefits of traditional medicine’s ‘best kept secret’
“Gua sha, an ancient healing technique, is getting buzz in the modern world. Also known as “skin scraping” or “scraping therapy,” it’s used to treat chronic pain, relieve stress and even help with headaches.”

How One Condition Is Often Mistaken for Parkinson’s
“Tremors and jerking movement make people think of Parkinson’s disease, but a Hartford HealthCare movement disorders neurologist said it can easily be a sign of dystonia as well.”

A Princeton-Trained PhD Says These 3 Foods Will Optimize Your Metabolism
“At mindbodygreen, we’ve waxed poetic on the importance of gut health. But in case you need a quick reminder: Your gut is at the forefront of basically every function in your body, including, yes, your metabolism.”

Can Exercise Reduce Your Cancer Risk?
“Most of us, at one point or another, have probably been told by our doctor that we should be exercising. Researchers have known for some time that regular physical activity can be helpful for maintaining good health, explaining this common recommendation at your regular check-up.”

Immune health: Show consumers the evidence
“Society’s initial fears over COVID-19 may have faded, but they still fundamentally changed consumer attitudes towards health and wellbeing. Consumers are now looking for long-lasting ways to enhance their wellbeing and to prevent potential future illness before infection—namely, by prioritizing their immune health.”

Gender differences with bladder pain
“Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic condition that causes bladder pressure, pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. It affects 3-8 million women and 1-4 million men in the U.S.”

Could a Daily Multivitamin Be Enough to Slow Cognitive Decline?
“The research, which also showed daily multivitamin intake yields even greater health benefits in people with a history of cardiovascular disease, was based on observation of cognitive performance in two groups over three years. One group took a cocoa extract supplement daily; the other took a multivitamin. More than 2,200 people were included in the study.”

Average Life Expectancy Has Dropped by 3 Years – But Why?
“COVID-19 is being largely blamed for a recent drop in life expectancy, but one Hartford HealthCare expert said other factors related to the pandemic might be more to blame than the virus itself.”

How to improve heart health
“Heart disease is a major public health concern in the United States. Besides taking medicines a doctor prescribes, a person can take a range of actions to improve their heart health. This includes eating a healthy diet, keeping active, and avoiding behaviors such as smoking.”

What Is Biofeedback Therapy? A Beginner’s Guide to This Health Approach
“It may sometimes feel like you have little control over what happens inside your body, and how that affects your overall health. But there is a way to harness physiological functions like breathing, muscle tension, heart rate, skin temperature, and even brain waves so they work to your healing advantage. “

Mind-body practices lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes
“Mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation are increasingly popular tools for promoting health and combating diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Approximately 66% of Americans with type 2 diabetes use mind-body practices and many do so because they believe it helps control their blood sugar. Until now, however, whether mind-practices can reduce blood glucose levels has never been rigorously quantified. “

Key takeaways from Biden’s conference on hunger and nutrition in America
“President Biden pushed for Congress to permanently extend the child tax credit, raise the minimum wage and expand nutrition assistance programs to help reduce hunger rates as he opened the second-ever conference on food insecurity and diet-related diseases. But the administration faces a sharp uphill battle.”

New Guidance on Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga for Cancer Pain
“New guidelines highlight the role that integrative pain management techniques, such as massage, acupuncture, and music therapy, can play in relieving certain types of cancer pain in adults.”

Hepatitis News Update

Week Ending September 26, 2022

Let’s see about C — America’s most common viral infection
“Symptoms of hepatitis C include yellow skin or eyes, loss of appetite, stomach pain, fever, dark urine, light-colored stool, joint pain and fatigue.”

Hep C Treatment Significantly Decreases Liver Disease and Mortality
“The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for hepatitis C virus (HCV) to be eliminated by 2030. While there is no vaccine for HCV, direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) can clear the virus from the body. However, HCV treatment uptake has historically been very low among people who inject drugs (PWID).”

Non-Targeted Hepatitis C Virus Screening Helps Identify Potential Missed Cases
“In the group positive for HCV by RNA testing in the emergency department, the linkage to care was just 44.1%, compared to 67.6% for patients in outpatient clinics and 50.9% for patients in inpatient units.”

Heart attack risk increased among people with HIV and hepatitis C as they aged
“HIV and hepatitis C status associated with increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association”

HCV Not Associated With Myocarditis Risks for Young HIV Patients
“However, according to one study the risk of heart inflammation increases with age and amplifies in patients with hepatitis C (HCV) compared to patients without HCV.”

Hepatitis C symptoms you should never ignore as 50% of sufferers don’t know they have it
“Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver. Left untreated it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years. Here are some of the most common symptoms to spot”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 26, 2022

Integrative Medicine for Pain Management in Oncology: Society for Integrative Oncology–ASCO Guideline
“The aim of this joint guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations to practicing physicians and other health care providers on integrative approaches to managing pain in patients with cancer.”

All About Aromatherapy: Uses, Health Benefits, and Risks
“Inhaling or absorbing essential oils into the skin are the two most popular aromatherapy methods. Essential oils come from various parts of a plant, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, and woods. The oils contain the “essence” of the plant’s fragrance.”

Nutritional education is health care — let’s make it official
“With its ambitious plans for improving the nation’s health and food security, this month the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health — the first of its kind in more than 50 years.”

The Simple 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Can Help You Relax and Sleep Better—Here’s Why
“When you’re feeling stressed or having trouble sleeping, it can sometimes be difficult to get out of that headspace and calm down. But the solution may be as easy as taking deep breaths in and out in a specific rhythm.”

Here’s What It Actually Means to Have a Chronic Disease
“Whether it’s heart disease, cancer, stroke or diabetes, 6 in 10 adults have a chronic disease. Even more alarming, 4 in 10 people have two or more.”

The Importance of Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers
“It is well known that a healthy diet and physical activity are beneficial to cancer survivorship. But support for the physical and dietary health of caregivers of cancer patients is just as important and often overlooked. There is significant evidence showing the benefits of physical activity and healthy dietary intake for both cancer patients and their caregivers.”

9 Ways to Improve Your Gut Bacteria, Based on Science
“There are around 40 trillion bacteria in your body, most of which are found in your gut. Collectively, they are known as your gut microbiome, and they’re incredibly important for overall health. However, certain types of bacteria in your intestines can also contribute to many diseases.”

What are the 6 essential nutrients?
“A person’s body cannot produce everything that it needs to function. There are six essential nutrients that people need to consume through dietary sources to maintain optimal health.”

Is Fruit Juice Good for You?
“To some people, having juice at breakfast is as much a part of the a.m. routine as brushing their teeth. But regular fruit juice drinkers, as well as those intrigued by the growing number of good-for-you-sounding options, may wonder how it fits in with health goals.”

These tests tell you which foods to avoid. Do they work?
“Food is one of life’s pleasures, but it can also be a source of pain — especially if you’re among the tens of millions of Americans who regularly experience digestive issues such as heartburn, abdominal pain, bloating or diarrhoea. When those symptoms strike, you may wonder: Are certain foods to blame?”

Safe Exercises When You Have Atrial Fibrillation
“There are many known triggers for atrial fibrillation (afib), including alcohol, stress, and intense exercise. (1) But unlike avoiding beverages and stress, which are always positive ways to help you live well with an irregular heartbeat, exercise helps when it’s done right”

What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?
“We all know exercise is good for us. It helps you manage weight and lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Yet nearly half of U.S. adults don’t get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week.”

Hepatitis News Update

Week Ending September 19, 2022

New Guidelines to Diagnose Hepatitis of Unknown Origin in Children
“Beginning in April 2022, the United Kingdom reported excess cases of severe acute hepatitis. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reported they were investigating 60 cases of hepatitis in children under 10 years of age. In these children, the common viruses that typically cause hepatitis were not detected.”

Investigators Identify Geographic Cirrhosis Trends
“A team, led by Kailu Fang, State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, explored the time series associations between varying levels of risk factors and cirrhosis prevalence and predicted the cirrhosis prevalence under alternative scenarios to consolidate evidence for further intervention plans.”

With a promising new plan to pay for pricey cures, two states set out to eliminate hepatitis C. But cost hasn’t been the biggest problem
“For nearly a decade, many experts assumed the biggest obstacle to eliminating hepatitis C was the sky-high cost of the new cures.”

Blood-borne Virus (BBVs) Testing in Emergency Departments
“Blood-borne viruses (BBVs) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. For populations at high risk of BBVs but less inclined to seek out primary care, Emergency departments (EDs) provide an alternative point of contact.”

What Happens To Your Body When You Have Hepatitis C
“Health experts advise against sharing toothbrushes, needles, and razors for a reason: this practice can lead to hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. The same could happen if you have unprotected sex with someone carrying the hepatitis C virus (HCV), warns the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.”

Hepatologist vs. Gastroenterologist
“The diseases hepatologists and gastroenterologists treat have some overlap, and those with liver disease in particular may wonder if they should see one, the other, or both.”

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My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 19, 2022

5 Foods to Boost Your Heart Health
“A heart-healthy diet makes a big difference when it comes to lowering your risk of heart disease, the leading killer across the US. Everyone from the American Heart Association to the US Department of Health and Human Services recommends making specific food choices to support a healthy heart.”

Taking up adaptive sports
“Health guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Which activities you choose don’t matter as long as they get you moving.”

Can Supplements Help Ease Anxiety?
“With the global prevalence of anxiety on the rise, researchers are discovering that nutrition may play a more important role in mental health than previously thought.”

The role of microbiome-based products
“A wide range of products are available on a commercial basis to improve the health of the gut microbiome, with the market for these products anticipated to reach USD 1,598 million by 2028.2 These products serve a wide range of purposes, including prebiotics, probiotics and therapeutic treatments.”

Waterborne Diseases: Everything You Need to Know
“Although the United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, the CDC reports around 7.2 million Americans get sick every year from diseases spread through water. Why?”

Top 12 healthful fruits
“Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids.”

Alternative and complementary medicines in pediatric care
“The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pediatric care dates to the ancient Egyptians and remains popular with patients, parents, and providers seeking a holistic approach to pediatric care.”

Do probiotics for eczema work?
“Eczema is a common skin condition where a person’s skin develops dry, red scales that can be very itchy. Some people with eczema use probiotics to help manage their condition.”

7 Tiny Things That Massively Boost Your Health, Expert Reveals
“Achieving great health is easier than you may think. As a matter of fact, there are several things you can do—that have absolutely nothing to do with diet or exercise—that can seriously upgrade your well-being.”

5 Important Ways to Help You Stay Active as You Age
“Staying active as you age can help relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and maintain your quality of life.”

Lessen the stress: A comprehensive, holistic approach to care helps improve cancer outcomes, doctors say
“Even before his diagnosis, Ira and his wife Sandra prioritized exercise and were active skiers and hikers, but it became all that more important after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare cancer that affects the brain and spinal cord, in 2020.”

How Your Muscles Affect Your Mental Health
“You’re probably underestimating your muscles. In fact, almost everyone does. While everyone knows, for instance, that muscles are important for function—activities such as walking, climbing, and lifting—few appreciate just how important muscles are for feeling.”

Hepatitis News Update

Week Ending September 12, 2022

Accessible, Nonstigmatizing Care Clinic Had Better Hepatitis C Outcomes
“Injection drug users who received accessible care treatment at a syringe service program were almost 3 times as likely to complete their hepatitis C treatment than people who received usual care.”

Hepatitis: The silent epidemic
“Hepatitis is liver inflammation caused by viruses, drugs, alcohol, toxins, genetic disorders, or an overactive immune system. Hepatitis can flare up suddenly (acute) and then goes away, or a long-term condition (chronic) produces subtle symptoms and progressive liver damage.”

Can We Eliminate Hepatitis C?
“WHO and CDC have laid out some ambitious goals for the treatment of hepatitis C, and HCV co-discoverer and vaccine developer Micheal Houghton, PhD, offers some insights and commentary on whether he feels it is realistic to consider the eradication of this stubborn and subtle virus.”

Bridging Science and Education Together to Eliminate Hepatitis C
“The Liver Health Initiative’s Thelma King Thiel, and HCV co-discoverer and vaccine developer Michael Houghton, PhD, are a “Dynamic Duo” that are working together to bring about an end to this virus.”

Viral Hepatitis C Load Increases Risk of Mother-to-Child Transmission
“Pregnant women with higher viral loads of hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at an increased risk of transmitting the virus to their offspring.”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 12, 2022

These Unhealthy Workout Habits Can Increase Your Risk of Death
“Exercising on a routine basis is a huge contributor to your overall wellness. After all, getting in regular physical activity can improve the health of your brain, help you maintain a healthy weight, lessen your risk of disease, and strengthen your muscles and bones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Can the sights and sounds of nature make you feel better? These ‘forest bathers’ say yes
“Every Thursday for the past several months, a small group of people has set out from a little building in Flagstaff to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of nature.”

How To Do the 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise
“The late Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh once wrote, “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.”

Who’s Who on My Health Care Team
“I was lucky to land in the hands of an MS-specialized neurologist from the get-go. This saved me time and ensured that my health was being overseen by a doctor that was familiar with my disease and could guide me accordingly, answer all my questions, and make sure I was on the best disease-modifying therapy possible.”

How To Eat Healthy On A Budget
“Food is more expensive than ever before. In fact, grocery prices jumped 12.2% from June 2021 to June 2022[1]. The cost of food has increased for several reasons, including inflation, labor shortages and pandemic-related supply chain issues.”

6 exercises that keep your brain active and help reduce the risk of dementia
“Physical exercise may be helpful in lowering the risk of the onset of dementia, and experts say the best time to start adding them to your routine is now.”

Diet change may return bigger heart health rewards than other lifestyle changes
“Lifestyle changes are known to reduce the risk for heart attacks and strokes. A new study that simulated the effect of lifestyle change on future cardiovascular risks for people with high blood pressure suggests one change – adopting a heart-healthy diet – may do more than others.”

What To Know Before You Try A Sound Bath
“Contemporary culture seems fascinated by alternative spiritualities and wellness regimens. From reading up on crystal healing and astrology to infusing moon water, people are lapping up practices that can help them feel more grounded, centered, and self-aware. But among these various rituals and habits, one mindful self-care staple continues to reign supreme: meditation.”

How and Why To Try Alternate Nostril Breathing
“How often do you stop to think about your breath? Probably not very often, if you’re like most people. In, out, in, out … as long as your body is doing what it’s supposed to do, you’re likely not giving much thought to this particular bodily function.”

Can Exercise Strengthen Your Immunity?
“You’ve probably heard the advice: One of the best things you can do to keep healthy — especially as cold and flu season creeps up — is stay physically active.”

What Is Protein? A Complete Scientific Guide
“Protein needs no introduction. You likely already know it as one of the three major macronutrients that make up your diet (the other two being fat and carbohydrates), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “

New Study Shows the Power of Reading First-Hand Stories in Reducing Suicidal Thoughts
“Social media is often criticized as harmful to mental health. But new research shows that reading one story a day online, written by someone with lived experience managing suicidal thoughts, can reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) in the reader.”

Treatments for anxiety
“A person’s anxiety treatment depends on the nature of the anxiety disorder and their individual preferences. Often, treatment will combine different types of therapy and medication.”

6 Foods That Heal Your Body
“Even if laughter is, as they say, the best medicine, when you have diabetes, the long-prescribed drug metformin may be a far better choice for lowering your blood sugar.”

1-hour walk through nature lowers stress, research shows
“A new study found that a 60-minute walk in nature decreases activity in brain regions involved in stress processing.”

What Happens To Your Body When You Listen To Music
“Music can make a difference in all aspects of your life. It can help calm you when you’re nervous. It helps power you through your workout. Music can even be a great friend to get you through a breakup.”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending September 6, 2022

A Neuroscientist Explains How Diet Can Influence Mood, Behavior and More
“During the lengthy seafaring voyages of the 15th and 16th centuries, a period that is known as the Age of Discovery, sailors experienced visions of sublime foods and verdant fields. The discovery that these were nothing more than hallucinations after months at sea was excruciating. While some sailors wept in longing, others threw themselves overboard.”

Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine
“The leading peer-reviewed journal providing scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary medicine into mainstream medical practice.”

Social media is full of dietitians and nutritionists — here are the major differences between them
“If you’re on social media, you’ve likely seen a dietitian’s or nutritionist’s page or video — promoting a program, educating their followers or demonstrating recipes.”

Mindfulness Vs. Meditation: What’s The Difference?
“Meditation and mindfulness are popular techniques used to boost mental health and clarity. Even better, science backs them as viable therapies for various mental wellness concerns including anxiety, stress and depression.”

Do Multivitamins Work? Who Should and Shouldn’t Take Them
“More than half of Americans take multivitamins. But can a daily pill really make up for a poor diet?”

What are superfoods and why should you eat them?
“No standard criteria or legal definitions classify any food as a superfood at this time. However, most superfoods are plant-based.”

How Strength Training Can Help You Live Longer
“Once they get past the “newbie gains” – the quick and exciting increases in muscle strength and size – it takes time, effort, and patience to keep making progress.”

Benefits of Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise — and How to Add Both to Your Routine
“The terms ‘aerobic exercise’ and ‘anaerobic exercise’ get thrown around by health and fitness professionals with the same frequency that Gen Z spits out the terms “bet,” “suss,” and “no cap.”

Acupuncture Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Findings
“Acupuncture is effective for treating incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). Researchers from Zhengzhou First People’s Hospital conducted a clinical trial comparing the efficacy of routine physical therapy with routine care plus acupuncture.”

Foot Massage and Aromatherapy Provide Benefits for Patients With Stroke
“Foot massage and aromatherapy improve sleep quality, happiness, and fatigue in patients with a history of stroke, according to study findings published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.”

7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Liver Without Even Realizing It
“The liver is a three pound organ that performs over 500 vital jobs for us daily without a break, so taking care of the liver is essential for overall health. The liver performs important duties like discarding waste, maintaining blood sugar levels, regulating blood clotting and more.”

You Are What You Eat: Nutrition and Depression
“You are what you eat” is an oft-repeated anthem, a quick way for us say that what we eat matters on an essential level to our health and well-being. It’s far too easy to ignore or dismiss, given the power of emotional, or stress, eating.”

Everything You Need to Know About Ginkgo Biloba
“Ginkgo biloba, sometimes simply referred to as ginkgo, has a long history in ancient medicine. One of the oldest living species of trees, ginkgo has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for a number of health conditions, including respiratory issues and kidney disorders, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).”

Hepatitis News Update

Week Ending September 6, 2022

What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?
“The symptoms of hepatitis C virus infection differ widely from one person to another. After being exposed to the virus, some people experience a short bout of symptoms that may include fever, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, and pain on the right side of the abdomen.”

Easier Access to Hepatitis C Care Leads to Better Outcomes for People Who Inject Drugs
“Linking hepatitis C care to syringe services leads to greater access and better outcomes for people who inject drugs compared with standard care, according to study results published in JAMA Internal Medicine.”

A Significant Rate of Individuals With Hepatitis C Did Not Initiate Timely Treatment
“Approximately one-fourth to one-third of insured individuals diagnosed with a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection did not initiate treatment within 360 days of diagnosis, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Overdose Awareness Day Event Seeks to Destigmatize, Educate Community
“The stigma surrounding drug overdoses makes it difficult for survivors, the loved ones of those who died from an overdose and the community at large to discuss and address the myriad of emotions associated with the issue.”

Most People with HCV Infection Are Not Treated with Direct-Acting Antivirals
“Direct-acting antivirals (DAA) cure around 95% of cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and yet a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows uptake of the therapy remains low.”

5 Things You May Not Know Are Toxic For Your Liver
“Taking care of the liver should qualify under your everyday activity. It is an organ that has more than 500 vital functions for the body. Its functions include discarding maintaining blood sugar levels, discarding waste, regulating bloods clotting, etc.”

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