Have you heard the news? Recent reports reveal that the number of Americans dying from liver cancer has increased by 43 percent over the past 16 years. But what’s behind this disturbing trend — and should you be worried? Lack of screening for Hepatitis C Hepatitis C, a virus that gradually eats away at the … Continue reading Why are more people dying from liver cancer?
Jane Poston received a lifesaving heart transplant two years ago at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health. Hospitalized and extremely ill, Jane relied upon her husband Charles to make critical medical decisions. Charles’ choice to accept a hepatitis C-positive heart for Jane was the first step in saving her life … Continue reading How Hepatitis C-positive heart transplants could help address the organ donor shortage
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. It may be the middle of flu season, but there is another infection that millions of Americans are at risk for (or may already have) that can have serious consequences. Cherese Wiley, MD, internal medicine physician on the Baylor University … Continue reading WATCH: Hepatitis C Now More Treatable than Ever
Hepatitis C might seem like a disease that doesn’t affect the average person, but according to the Centers for the Disease Control, there are more than four million Americans suffering from chronic Hepatitis C right now. Thousands of these patients are being cared for in the Scott & White Healthcare system. While the majority of … Continue reading Baby boomers: Could you have Hepatitis C?