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Medical News Today: Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns

There is no cure for hepatitis B infection, so doctors rely on vaccinations to help prevent it. Hepatitis B attacks the liver and may lead to life-threatening complications without treatment. Hepatitis B infection is a potentially serious condition. According to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy, newborns should now get their first hepatitis… Read More »

Louisiana investigating hepatitis A outbreak: What you should know

The Louisiana Office of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of 25 cases of hepatitis A infections, most of which are concentrated in the state capital of Baton Rouge. Louisiana is the 15th state to declare an ongoing outbreak of the virus, which causes liver disease and is highly contagious, but also preventable with vaccination.… Read More »

Organ wait list shortcut: Patients accepting kidneys, hearts infected with hepatitis C

David Blackshear was born with only one kidney. But the 70-year-old Arizona man didn’t seriously worry about it until this summer, when it began to fail. His doctors told him he had a choice. He could start dialysis, and wait up to five years for an organ transplant. Or he could take a shortcut: He… Read More »