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2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome
Healthy Living
Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Health Centers
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
Your Family
Men's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
Health Tip of the Day

Hepatitis C Is on the Rise

Hepatitis C, an infectious disease that can go undetected for decades while slowly destroying the liver, has become one of the nation's top health-care concerns -- both in terms of loss of life and stress on the economy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 4 million people are infected with the virus. Like the AIDS virus, hepatitis C is often transmitted through the sharing of intravenous needles, needle sticks from an infected person while on the job. Other ways it has been transmitted: through a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992, and through a product used for blood clotting problems produced before 1987. The virus can be spread by sexual intercourse, but this does not occur very often.

 

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