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Join World Hepatitis Day at the White House -- July 30: A Call to Action for Public Health Leadership

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

We've come a long way in laying the foundation to address this deadly disease. As I complete my tenure as ASH, I am moved by the public health legacy around viral hepatitis that has developed during my time in office.

Why Hepatitis C Still Kills 16,000 Americans Per Year, and What We Can Do About It

Ryan Clary | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Ryan Clary

A landmark public-health achievement -- stopping suffering and death from end-stage liver disease and liver cancer, while reducing and even eliminating new infections -- is well within our grasp. But we must commit to this plan and work fast.

World Hepatitis Day Is an Opportunity to Stop This Silent Killer, Once and For All

Hande Harmanci | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Hande Harmanci

I was stunned when I learned that hepatitis kills 1.4 million people every year, making it one of the world's top-10 killers along with ischemic heart disease, HIV/AIDS and lung cancer.

To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Just 25 years ago, scientists identified the previously unknown virus that has since killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. It now threatens the health of millions more.

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. As part of CDC and Hep B United's Know Hepatitis B campaign, this in...

Expensive New Hepatitis C Drug Raises Alarms

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

This is a joint blog post by Leigh Purvis and Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that results from infection with the hep...

Up To 5,000 Exposed To Hepatitis At Red Robin

AP | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Health in Missouri officials are offering immunizations for up to 5,000 people who might have been exposed to the hepatitis ...

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation's first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatiti...

Kathleen Miles

This Program Would Save Heroin Addicts' Lives, Help Curb Disease And Save Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Needle exchange programs could save thousands of American lives and reduce strain on the public health care system. But some politicians refuse to imp...

Raising Hope for Those Living With Hepatitis C

Rebecca Haag | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

Early diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C is critical to ending the epidemic. With sofosbuvir and simeprevir, combined with evidenced-based behavioral health interventions such as needle exchange and peer support we can -- and will -- save lives.

Learn From My Friend's Death: Love Your Liver

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Cara Joy David

Al said to me that if he survived he wanted to educate people. He wanted people to know the risks associated with hepatitis. He wanted them to know about liver cancer. Five years later, we're still not there.

Hepatitis C Medicine Trial Shows 100% Cure Rate

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc on Saturday reported a 100 percent cure rate using a combination of drugs in a small number of patients with ...

I 'Lied To A Lot Of People': Hospital Technician Accused Of Infecting 30 With Hepatitis C

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 09.19.2012 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. — A traveling hospital technician accused of causing a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire previously worked in Maryland and Mic...

Time For Chimps To Retire, Activists Say

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.10.2012 | Science

An animal advocacy group is demanding that four chimpanzees at a medical testing firm be allowed to retire. The Physicians Committee for Responsi...

A Call for Baby Boomers to Undergo Testing for Hepatitis C, a Once Lethal Disease With New, Potent Treatments

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken the unprecedented step of declaring a whole generation at higher than average risk of hepatitis C infection.

Why Pakistanis Don't Trust America

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Most Pakistani-Americans, including myself, are relieved that bin Laden is no longer able to plan acts of terrorism. However, what is missing from this narrative is the method used by the CIA to glean the information about his whereabouts.

Jon Secada Joins Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign

AP | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Three-time Grammy winner Jon Secada wishes his father hadn't kept his chronic hepatitis C diagnosis a secret. The Cuban-American singer-song...

Walmart To Pay Medical Costs Of Any Shoppers Injured By Syringes Found In Clothing

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman says the retailer will pay for any valid medical expenses for customers harmed as a resul...

Stopping America's Silent Killer: Viral Hepatitis

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.07.2012 | Health News
Rep. Mike Honda

By Congressman Michael Honda (D-Calif.) and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) There's a silent killer loose in America. It is viral hepatitis, and it con...

China: Where A Blood Test Determines Everything, New Service Offers To Fake Results

Posted 11.27.2011 | World

By Kathleen McLaughlin, GlobalPost BEIJING, China – For at least 10 percent of China’s population, the future can hinge on a blood test. ...

1/3 Of The World Is Infected With This Disease

Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living

Around one third of the global population, or 2 billion people, have been infected with the liver disease hepatitis which kills about a million vi...

Hepatitis C Drug Incivek Approved By FDA

AP | MARLEY SEAMAN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — The Food and Drug Administration approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s hepatitis C drug Incivek on Monday, making it the second new ...

Harm Reduction Action Center Seeks To Curtail Disease In Injection Drug User Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Last year, in a move applauded by many public health experts, the Colorado Legislature passed a law approving syringe exchange programs in the state....

Hepatitis-Spreading Surgery Tech Loses Appeal Of Prison Sentence

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A federal appeals court in Denver has upheld a 30-year prison sentence for a surgery technician infected with hepatitis C who injected ...

Hundreds At NY Church Possibly Exposed To Virus

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. — Health officials say hundreds of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day ...