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Cirrhosis (INACTIVE)

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  • Better use of medicines could save billions of dollars

    Harvard Health Blog Wiser use of prescription medications by everyone--doctors and their patients--could save the U.S. health care system more than $200 billion a year. That's the conclusion of a new report, "Avoidable Costs in U.S. Healthcare," from the...
  • Numerous conditions can increase risk of fatty liver disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease treatable? ANSWER: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- a condition in which excess fat accumulates in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol -- has become one of the most common...
  • Mild leg swelling can be easily managed, but check with doctor first for accurate diagnosis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past couple of weeks, my calves have been swollen. They don't hurt, but I definitely notice that my socks are tighter than normal. What could be the cause? ANSWER: There are numerous causes of painless swelling of the legs...
  • Baby boomers more likely than other people to be infected with hepatitis C and should be tested

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard that the CDC now recommends baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C. Is that true? If so, why is testing necessary? Wouldn't I have symptoms if I had the disease? ANSWER: It is true that the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • Va. woman dies after arrest on animal cruelty charges

    Va. woman dies after arrest on animal cruelty charges
    An attorney for a 62-year-old Virginia woman who died recently of chronic liver disease said he will sue the state corrections system for allegedly failing to appropriately tend to her medical needs after she was arrested on animal cruelty charges....
  • Many with hepatitis C don't get needed follow-up tests, CDC says

    Many with hepatitis C don't get needed follow-up tests, CDC says
    Half of all patients who have tested positive for hepatitis C have not had follow-up testing to see if they are still infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means many people are living with the disease and not...
  • Listie man's legally blind journey testimony to God's glory

    Listie man's legally blind journey testimony to God's glory
    After spending decades working in the deep coal mines in Somerset County, Johnny Fritz began driving truck for Pile's Concrete Production Co. of Friedens in 2005. The Somerset County native had no way of anticipating that two years later he would drive...
  • Retired Smithfield police officer cured of hepatitis C

    Retired Smithfield police officer cured of hepatitis C
    The cure has taken 25 years for retired Smithfield police officer, Kurt Beach. In his first week on the job, in January 1988, Beach used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in an attempt to save the life of a baby with a bloody breathing tube. He tears up as...
  • Frank Edward Ray dies at 91; hero in Chowchilla school bus hijacking

    Frank Edward Ray, the school bus driver hailed as a hero for helping to lead 26 children to safety after a bizarre kidnapping in the San Joaquin Valley town of Chowchilla 36 years ago, has died. He was 91. Ray died Thursday in Chowchilla of complications...
  • Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing

    Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing
    Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?” “Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...
  • Free Hepatitis Testing and Vaccines Friday and Saturday

     
    The Orange County Health Department  is recognizing May as National Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as National Hepatitis Testing Day. The intent of these annual observances is to raise awareness about the global impact of viral hepatitis and the...