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Juneau Empire Online Local News: Increased testing identifies more hepatitis 9/3/98

...MARK SABBATINI The number of hepatitis C cases reported in Alaska during...about 25 percent. A total of 671 hepatitis C cases were reported between January...are tested more people who have hepatitis C infections are identified. In...
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...born between 1945 and 1965, she recommends a one-time Hepatitis C screening as well."It's a really quick appointment...long, full lives. There is also now a treatment for Hepatitis C that can cure it and has very few side effects, so Ferguson...
Alaska Medicaid decision puts veterans at risk

...important medications used to treat Hepatitis C (HCV) has placed many veterans...treating HCV veterans who suffer from Hepatitis C at a rate that is disproportionately...leading cause of liver transplants. Hepatitis C can lead to liver failure, cancer...
Charge reduced to assault in Mat-Su spitting case

...nurse. Andre LaFrance, who has hepatitis C, also is charged with harassment...Medical Center north of Anchorage. Hepatitis C can cause liver damage. It is...document said. "Andre knows he has Hepatitis C," trooper Ryan Mattingley wrote...
State and local briefly

...I think I'm losing the battle,'' he said, his breathing labored. In December 1997, Sooter was diagnosed with hepatitis C and cirrhosis. Almost a year later, he was unable to get on a flight to reach the University of Washington Medical...
State and local briefly and technology projects, including one to tackle hepatitis C. The Alaska Science & Technology Foundation's board...million, will attempt to identify the different strains of hepatitis C affecting Alaskans in order to better treat patients...
Condoms shouldn't be locked up in stores

...big problem. If it's not teen pregnancies, then it's rampant cases of STDS (i.e., human papilloma virus, hepatitis C, genital warts, chlamydia and HIV). People are going to have sex, and last I checked, it's not something that...
My turn: 'Second chance' is a ray of hope

...get involved in that system. In addition, the communicable disease rate in America's jails and prisons for HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis is in many places 20 times the community norm. Prevention, I would hope so. The Second Chance Act...
A reason for thanks

...working as it should. Cirrhosis sometimes is caused by alcoholism, but not in Bigelow's case - he doesn't drink. Hepatitis C tests also came back negative, he said. Bigelow was walking around the hospital two days after the transplant, but...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...benefits for VPSOs. It provides part of the administration's request for extra money to fight a rise in tuberculosis and hepatitis C and part of a requested increase for Head Start. Knowles left alone language in the operating budget saying state money...


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