Spring is for National Viral Hepatitis Awareness

As an update to the series of articles that ran last year here at A News Café, I would like to remind everyone of the importance of testing for chronic viral hepatitis. The CDC revised their testing and screening guidelines… Continue Reading

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Your Liver, Your Health: Part VIII – Testing … testing …

Here are a few final pieces of information about testing and treatment for Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HVC). Initially, HAV, HBV and HCV are tested for with a blood test that looks for antibodies. Remember your ABC’s and… Continue Reading

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Your Liver, Your Health: Part VII – Did I get any on me? Aaaa-aack ! ! !

Main risk factors for exposure to viral hepatitis: Contaminated blood: whole blood (especially any blood products received before 1992), clotting factor (pre-1987), shared IV drug needles…think anything that might have blood cells on it….razors, toothbrushes, nail clippers, cuticle scissors (B… Continue Reading

Your Liver, Your Health: Part VI – Sing-Along…..”A, B, C, D, E, F, G……….”

There are five strains of viral hepatitis – A, B, C, D & E. If you fish around on the internet, you’ll also see mention of F (unsubstantiated, may not exist at all) and G (aka GBV-C), still under study.… Continue Reading

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Your Liver, Your Health: Part V – BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID ! ! !

So, y’know, when you’re, like, watching TV and someone is on the news or some talking heads show and saying , “Be afraid…..be very afraid!”, and you’re, like, “Yadda, yadda, yadda……go away !”. Well, don’t you dare yadda, yadda me… Continue Reading

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The Pink Sundial Bridge Will Feature 1,000 Luminaries Along River Trail

A new feature of the Pink Sundial Event on Thursday, October 18 will be 1,000 luminaries lighting the river trail.  These Luminaries will consist of a pink ribbon bag containing a battery-operated candle. When it’s illuminated, the shining light in this… Continue Reading