Items Tagged ‘hepatitis C’

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 Ask the Doctors

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


The secret to fighting Zika could exist in our own immune systems

May 5, 2017

The secret to fighting Zika could exist in our own immune systems

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

Fourteen months after the Zika virus was declared a global health emergency, the long-term effects of the virus – and the neurological damage linked to it – are only now beginning to be understood. As Zika infections continue to spread, researchers around the world are working to expose the virus’ vulnerabilities. New research published  by […]

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Tags: 25-hydroxycholestrol, brain health, brain structure, brain tissue, Ebola, hepatitis C, HIV, immune system, immunization, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, Zika, zika virus


What to be aware of before getting a tattoo

September 29, 2016

What to be aware of before getting a tattoo

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Tattoos are extremely common. Many people have them, and many people have never experienced any issues from them. But is tattooing completely safe? For the vast majority of people who get tattoos, tattooing is a safe procedure. With that said, there are still some things you should be aware of before bringing needle to skin. […]

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Tags: dermatology, Dr Hayley Goldbach, hepatitis C, HIV, tattoo, tattooing, tattoos


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