For years, GivingTuesday has inspired millions around the world to unleash the power of their generosity to help others. The concept behind the movement is one that Real World Health Care and the HealthWell Foundation hold close to our collective hearts as part of our shared commitment to supporting patient…more.
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In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sobering report: Only one in three people with health insurance receive timely treatment for their hepatitis C. The figure is even lower for people covered by Medicare: nearly three in four (72 percent) are not treated. What happens…more.
First identified in 1989, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) kills thousands of people in the United States each year. An estimated 2.4 million Americans live with chronic hepatitis C infection, which if left untreated can result in serious, even life-threatening health problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer. While HCV knows…more.
Warren Hall has grown accustomed to the fear and trepidation in the voices of people who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C. As National Manager of Support Services for the American Liver Foundation (ALF), Hall regularly speaks with callers to the ALF helpline and participates in live chat sessions to…more.
I remember the first time I was tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV). It was shortly after I tested HIV positive in 1992. I found out I was living with HIV the day after my 22nd birthday. After the initial shock, I soon started seeing an HIV specialist for my…more.
This month, Real World Health Care focuses on Hepatitis C, a viral disease that affects 2.4 million people in the U.S. and infects about 50,300 new people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For some, hepatitis C is a mild illness lasting a few…more.
As 2021 begins and we look back on the stress and devastation the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed last year, much of the future still remains uncertain. As I write this column, COVID-19 infections and deaths are at an all-time high, especially among those with pre-existing medical conditions and those in underserved…more.
Editor’s Note: As we come to the conclusion of Hepatitis Awareness Month, we are pleased to share with our readers a column written by Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post. Gene Weingarten is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writes “Below the Beltway,” a weekly humor column that is nationally syndicated.…more.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time when the healthcare and patient advocacy communities rally support for the millions of Americans afflicted with the disease, including an estimated 3.2 million suffering from chronic Hepatitis C (also known as HCV). Over time, chronic Hepatitis C can cause serious health problems, including…more.