Checkup Newsroom (Hepatitis C)

2018
May
02,
2018
| 01:49 PM America/Chicago
Because of the opioid crisis in the United States, the rate of hepatitis C virus infection among pregnant women increased 60 percent between 2006 and 2014. Sadly, only 30 percent of infants exposed to the virus were screened for infection. Hep...
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2017
April
20,
2017
| 06:45 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s played a crucial role in the research of new drugs that could change the lives of teenagers with hepatitis C. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Harvoni and Sovaldi in the treatment of young people betwe...
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2016
May
09,
2016
| 08:29 PM America/Chicago
Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., describes hepatitis C as a slowly ticking time bomb for children who have been diagnosed with the infection. If left untreated over many years, it can cause cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer and even death. Facing ...
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