USPSTF Issues Updated Hepatitis B Screening Guidelines
While there is no cure for hepatitis B, doctors can treat infected patients to prevent serious complications. But first, these doctors need to know who is infected, which is why experts recently updated screening guidelines for hepatitis B.
Becoming Hepatitis Aware
The liver may not be something we think about on a daily basis, but it's one of our vital organs. Hepatitis is a group of conditions that can harm the liver, and much like the organ itself, these conditions may be overlooked.
What You Need to Know About Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes swelling of the liver. Here’s what you need to know about hepatitis C.
Chronic Hep C Cases Affect Millions in US
With emerging viruses like bird flu and MERS in the news, many Americans may not give much thought to hepatitis C. But new research shows the illness still affects millions in the US.
HIV is a Common Problem in the Mental Health Community
HIV and mental illness are two chronic conditions that can carry similar health and economic burdens. However, treatment and care for both are rarely integrated.
Many Adults Not Getting Recommended Vaccines
Adults may be concerned about their children's vaccinations, but are they concerned with their own? New data from a US survey suggests that adult vaccination levels may need a boost.
New Rx Combo Was Effective Against Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C patients may soon have a much more effective and simple treatment. One recent study showed that combining two new medications was safe and reduced the amount of active virus in patients.
Antivirals May Help Those With Diabetes and Hepatitis
Patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which primarily affects the liver, face a higher chance of getting diabetes. Antiviral HCV medication, however, may improve diabetes outcomes.
FDA Approves Sovaldi for Chronic Hepatitis C
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
How Vaccines Have Changed Disease Rates
Sometimes it's easy to forget how common many diseases were before vaccines for them were introduced. When the disease is not around, people may not notice as much.