5 Blood Tests You Need After Age 50
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (Prevention magazine) — The virus that kills more Americans than any other disease will probably surprise you: It’s hepatitis C.
Recently, the CDC reported new surveillance data showing an all-time high of hepatitis C–related deaths in 2014, at 19,659. Because the liver disease often doesn’t cause any symptoms, many people might not even know they carry the virus or that they should be tested for it. In fact, the CDC estimates that nearly half of the 3.5 million Americans living with hepatitis C don’t know they’re infected. When left untreated, however, the disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure, ultimately resulting in those nearly 20,000 deaths.
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