Frightening statistics

As of 2012, the CDC has believed that there may be greater than 800,000 people that could be tested positive with Hepatitis C. The test is a one-time blood draw. It is believed that one in 30 people born between the years of 1945 to 1965 could be infected with the virus. While many do not have any symptoms and feel just fine, the virus could be working inside their bodies causing serious liver infections, even liver cancer. All of this could lead up to the main cause of liver transplants here in the United States.
With the announcement in 2012, it was also discovered that nearly three-quarters of all Hep C deaths have come to light when studying Baby Boomers. Many of these individuals are acting as elderly caregivers or could even be nearing the time that they will require an elderly caregiver of their own.
It is better to realize that there is a risk and do something about it than to get liver cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. Some of those therapies recommended by the CDC include:
• Avoiding certain medications that affect the liver
• Avoiding alcohol
• Getting vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B
The fact remains that the new therapies can help cure those tested positive with the infection. Wouldn’t it be better to treat and cure more than 120,000 people than to let them all perish?
If you are an elderly care worker that was born between 1945 and 1965 or have clients in that age range, then now is the time to show that With Age Comes Respect and get tested!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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