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By Dr. Todd Fife
Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center 

Hepatitis C Screening

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Dr. Todd Fife

Lately it seems as if the Internet and television have been flooded with new recommendations regarding Hepatitis screening and this has sparked many a great conversation in the clinic.

So, what's up with these new recommendations? What is hepatitis anyway, and why should I be worried about it? Don't we get immunized for hepatitis? Why should you be screened?

Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver. This can be caused by exposure to toxins, drugs, infections and certain diseases. When we hear about hepatitis screening, however, we are talking about infections-particularly those caus...



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