Items Tagged ‘hepatitis C screening’

August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


Ask the Doctors - Do I really need to be screened for hepatitis C

June 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need to be screened for hepatitis C

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

My doctor recommends that I be tested for hepatitis C, and I’ve also seen commercials urging people to get tested for the virus – but I have no risk factors for Hepatitis C. Is it really necessary to test me for it? Hepatitis C is one of many viral illnesses that affect the liver. The majority of people who become acutely infected […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hepatitis C, hepatitis C screening, interferon


The facts about hepatitis C

July 12, 2017

The facts about hepatitis C

By uclahealth uclahealth

While it’s gaining more attention among older adults, people of all ages should know about the health complications of hepatitis C, how it spreads and what treatment options are available. What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver. It spreads through exposure to blood from an infected person. Hepatitis C […]

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Tags: acute hepatitis C infection, chronic hepatitis C infection, hepatitis C, hepatitis C screening, hepatology, how do people get hepatitis C, jaundice, liver, liver transplantation, testing for hepatitis C


UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

July 27, 2016

UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

By uclahealth uclahealth

In response to a recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, UCLA Health has launched an initiative to screen baby boomers for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Approximately three-fourths of people in the United States living with HCV infection were born between the baby-boom years of 1945 and 1965. Hepatitis C is a leading […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, Dr. Sammy Sabb, HCV-screening, hepatitis C, hepatitis C screening, immune-therapy injections, infectious diseases, liver disease, liver transplant, organ transplant, transfusions