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Hepatitis: The Hidden Hazard
Of all the diseases people
worry about getting, viral hepatitis is usually way down on the
list. Most often it's thought of as a disease that affects only
drug addicts or the sexually promiscuous. Though those groups are
at higher risk, almost anyone can contract hepatitis.
One Man's Harrowing Battle With Hepatitis C
Ted Adamson's liver had been
so ravaged by the hepatitis C virus that he was nearly at the point
of needing a liver transplant. Yet he had no symptoms. None. He
didn't even feel tired.
Health Tip: What's Behind Your Nosebleed
Nosebleeds affect one in seven people during
their lives, the American Academy of Otolaryngology says. They're
most common among people aged 2-10, and aged 50-80.
Many Primary-Care Doctors Want Help Treating Obesity
Only 44 percent of
primary-care doctors say they've helped obese patients lose weight,
and many believe that nutritionists and dietitians are the most
qualified care providers for these patients, researchers have
Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?
The recent rash of mass
shootings is raising pointed questions about why America is
experiencing such carnage. And, while the answers are complex,
policymakers are capitalizing on public fervor over last week's
massacre in Newtown, Conn., to muster support for new initiatives
to prevent future tragedies.