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Faster, Easier Cures for Hepatitis C

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Cross-posted from FDA Consumer Updates

Transformative advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance for a longer, healthier life without the virus. That’s welcome news for baby boomers—who make up…

Join World Hepatitis Day at the White House – July 30: A Call to Action for Public Health Leadership

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Cross-posted from Huffington Post

Every year, on July 28th, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day and elevate the public health response to a disease that impacts more than 400 million people globally. It has been an honor to serve as Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH)…

Medicare Protects You on World Hepatitis Day and Every Day

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Cross-posted from The Medicare Blog

Did you know that hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, affects millions of people worldwide, resulting in acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year? Hepatitis is contagious. For example,…

Reflections on Social Media Communication: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2014

New Media | July 29, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of reflective posts about social media use in support of messages for the national health observances. April 10, 2014 marked the second annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day …

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Final Thoughts from AIDS 2014

Research | July 25, 2014 Read the full post
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As the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) drew to a close in Melbourne, Australia, we asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAIDto provide a summary of conference highlights. Dr. Dieffenbach recognized the Malaysia Airlines tragedy, a loss deeply felt by…

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH

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At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Bisola O. Ojikutu, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Senior Advisor at JSI, and asked her to…

Join the White House World Hepatitis Day Event Live Broadcast on July 30

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Every year, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and re-commit to addressing viral hepatitis, a disease that affects approximately 400 million people worldwide, killing an estimated 1.4 million people each year according to the World Health Organization . Despite serious consequences…

New Study: 10.3 million gained health coverage during the Marketplace’s first annual open enrollment period

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the release of a new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, estimating that 10.3 million uninsured adults gained health care coverage following the first open enrollment period…