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Robyn Teply, PharmD, BCACP, MBA

This Test Could Save Your Life – The Deadly Disease Baby Boomers are 5 Times More Likely to Have


Baby boomers, this question is for you: Could you be walking around unaware that you have a silent, deadly disease? The answer is yes for three out of four people with hepatitis C. They have the disease but have not experienced symptoms or been tested. Boomers in particular need to be aware because an estimated 75 percent of those with hepatitis C were born between 1945 and 1965. National prevalence data show that people born during this 20-year span are five times more likely than other adults to be infected with the hepatitis C virus. For that reason, one lifetime hepatitis C screening is resoundingly recommended for everyone born during that time frame, regardless of risk factors. It’s a simple … Continue reading

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