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Recording Hepatitis C: A Patient's Treatment Journal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends all baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C. The infection, which one in 30 boomers is expected to have, causes serious liver disease, including cancer. It's treatable, but even that is a serious endeavor, involving months of heavy medicines that are taxing on the body. Melissa Block talks with Ana Johnson of San Marcos, Texas, who kept a video journal of her experience with treatment.

CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing For All Boomers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a sweeping testing recommendation official amid growing concern about the estimated 2 million baby boomers infected with the virus, which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.
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Second West Nile Case Reported In Maryland

A 70-year-old man in Maryland has been diagnosed with the second West Nile Case in the D.C. area.


Fact-Checking The Future Of Aging In America

Overall, baby boomers are optimistic about their health and future, according to a 2012 survey by The National Council on Aging, United Health Care and USA Today. But many are unsure about how to pay for long-term care, medical bills and other health costs.

Grappling With The Uncertainty Of Alzheimer's Testing

Would you get tested for your potential risk for Alzheimer's disease, even though the prediction is imperfect and there is no cure for the condition? Studies suggest people can handle the results just find.

Should Lack Of Exercise Be Considered A Medical Condition?

To help fight rising rates of inactivity, a physiologist argues that doctors should write prescriptions for exercise for inactive patients.