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.
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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.
For decades, the general public has been aware of the many health risks of being obese, including diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. However, many are not be aware that obesity is also linked to liver disease: specifically Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which in its most severe form, becomes…more.
This week, Real World Health Care continues our series on Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) by featuring an interview with Donna Cryer, JD, president and CEO of the Global Liver Institute (GLI). Cryer founded the GLI on the 20th anniversary of her liver transplant due to an autoimmune disease. Today, four years…more.
What if you had a liver disease but nobody told you until it was too late? Typically, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are silent diseases. They have no symptoms. Even if cirrhosis has developed, there are often no symptoms until the liver has become so damaged…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.
As we were reminded on World Hepatitis Day, early detection is critical to turning the tide of this “silent epidemic” that impacts millions. However, strategies to end the deadly effects of viral hepatitis don’t stop there. Personalized treatment is another essential tool that fuels better outcomes for patients with hepatitis C (HCV) while…more.