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CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Screened for Hepatitis C

Federal health authorities are repeating their call for people born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for hepatitis C in light of two new studies that underscore the importance of testing and treatment. Despite effective treatments available, the number of Americans dying as a result of hepatitis C reached an all-time high in 2014, […]

World Hepatitis Day: Experts Urge Prevention, Testing and Treatment

Millions of people have hepatitis – inflammation of the liver – but most of them do not know they are infected. Viral hepatitis, which includes Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, affects hundreds of millions of people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. It causes acute and chronic liver disease. Nearly […]

Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower BMI

New screening guidelines for Asian Americans who might have type 2 diabetes are being recommended by the American Diabetes Association.  The new guidelines suggest that Asian-Americans should be screened for diabetes if they have a body mass index of 23 or higher, compared with a BMI of 25 or higher for the rest of Americans, […]

Many Young People Unaware of HIV Infection, Report Shows

A new federal report shows that 60 percent of young people infected with HIV are unaware of their medical status. In fact, despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine HIV testing, only 35 percent of young people from the ages of 18 to 24 […]

Feed Children Well-Balanced Diet, Doctors Urge

A recent investigation from Consumer Reports that found arsenic in many rice products may have many parents worried about serving their children these foods such as cereals and crackers. In response to the findings, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a reminder to parents that children should be offered a variety of foods, including products […]

Screening for Bone Density

A new study reports that patients who show a healthy bone density on their first test may be able to  safely wait 15 years before having another screening. Federal health officials currently recommend women ages 65 and older have routine screening of bone mineral density. Researchers, who published their work in the New England Journal […]

Many Americans Missing Important Cancer Screenings

Despite the many health benefits of screenings, many people are not having the recommended cancer screenings, according to a new federal report. Additionally, significant disparities exist among Asian and Hispanic groups. The findings were published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, screenings […]