Tag Archives: Hepatitis C

Transfusions can lead to complications

There may be circumstances that lead to a blood transfusion requirement. What you need to know is that you should try to reassure your clients that there is only a tiny risk involved in a TKR (total knee replacement) resulting … Continue reading

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Are there Hepatitis C drugs available?

By implementing a testing system and proactively approaching the possibility of Hepatitis C, doctors are hoping to cut down on the number of sufferers. In 2012, the hope was that by the time implementation began, that more Hep C drugs … Continue reading

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Are you at risk for Hepatitis C?

The CDC has listed risk factors for all individuals, especially Baby Boomers, to realize about the silent, albeit potentially lethal infection we know as Hepatitis C. The risks include the following: • History of blood transfusions or other blood products, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C

According to WebMD, those individuals at risk for Hepatitis C, a silent but potentially deadly infection may include: • History of blood transfusions or other blood products, or organ transplant before widespread adoption of screening measures • Long-term dialysis treatment … Continue reading

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Trying to protect myself so that I can protect them (Posted late on 06/02 from 06/01)

My annual physical took place today. Just as I learned through the county during my training sessions, I asked about getting a tetanus booster (which I did) and I inquired about Hepatitis B and C. My physician told me that … Continue reading

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