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Hepatitis C

Deaths from Hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers are most at risk. Hepatitis C is a contagious viral infection that can cause swelling and inflammation of the liver and can lead to cancer and death. It's often called 'the silent epidemic' because as many as 70 percent of those infected with the virus are unaware that they have the disease and unknowingly spreading it. On this episode of Health Link we examine the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C.

Guests

Richard L. Eglow, MD
Dr. Richard Eglow is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He has a private practice in Troy and specializes in hepatology.

Richard Eglow, MD
2200 Burdett Avenue
Troy, New York
(518) 272-0800

Yvonne Fuller, RN, FNP-C
Yvonne Fuller is a Family Nurse Practitioner in practice at Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, PLLC.  Ms. Fuller has a special interest in liver disease and is a community educator for Hepatitis C.  She also is the coordinator for the Hepatitis Support Group.

Related Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Association

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

MedlinePlus

National Center for Biotechnology Information - U.S. National Library of Medicine

New York State Department of Health

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