Peyronie’s Disease: Causes and Treatment
Why does my penis have a bend in it when it’s erect?Many men have a slight curve in their penis, so if you’ve always been this way, it’s probably normal for you. But if it’s a change you recently noticed, see your doctor. You may have Peyronie’s disea…Learn More
What Is Hepatitis C?
Many people have heard of the type of hepatitis that is spread by water or food contaminated with the hepatitis A virus. A diagnosis of hepatitis C, however, is often more puzzling. Your doctor has probably given you some basic facts about hepatitis C…Learn More
What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?
The symptoms of hepatitis C virus infection differ widely from one person to another. After being exposed to the virus, some people experience a short bout of symptoms that may include fever, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, and pain on the right si…Learn More
What Can I Do to Stay Healthy and Protect My Liver?
If you’ve been diagnosed with hepatitis C, there is plenty you can do to stay healthy and lower your risk of developing serious liver disease. Like many diseases, hepatitis C is affected by the way we live — what we eat, how much we exercise, even ho…Learn More
Hepatitis C and Clinical Trials
What are clinical trials?Clinical trials are the means by which new drugs and treatments are tested to determine if they work. They are the engine that drives progress in medicine. For patients who have run out of other options, clinical trials offer …Learn More
Alcohol and Hepatitis C
If you’ve been diagnosed with hepatitis C, your doctor has probably advised you to give up alcoholic beverages. For some people, this can be one of the most difficult lifestyle adjustments to make. But it’s also one of the most important. Several stud…Learn More
How Is Hepatitis C Diagnosed?
Hepatitis C viruses are so small that they can only been seen with the most powerful electron microscopes. Yet simple tests can reliably tell whether someone has been exposed to the virus. Other tests can show if someone still has an active infection….Learn More
How Does Hepatitis C Spread?
Unlike cold or flu viruses, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) does not spread easily. It is transmitted by direct contact with blood that carries the virus. Before screening donated blood for hepatitis C became mandatory in 1991, most transmission occurred …Learn More
What is CPR? CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, is a type of artificial respiration that you induce by exhaling your breath into the victim’s lungs. There are three distinct methods depending on whether you’re perfor…Learn More
Tetanus Booster Following Trauma
When should my child get a tetanus booster? It depends on her age. Experts recommend vaccinating your child when she’s 2 months old, with follow-up shots at 4 months, 6 months, after her first birthday, and again around age 5. These initial shots are …Learn More