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Hep C Treatment: Why Aren't State Prisoners Getting It
Though under lock and key, state prisoners are considered "hard to reach" when it comes to getting them into treatment for hepatitis C. A health Affairs study looked at how states vary in attitudes, practices, and spending.
On a daily basis endocrinologists are treating a wide variety of conditions that require their own specifics of care. Because of that there is an increased need for not only more specialists in the field, but also for general practitioners to provide care for more controlled patients.
The CDC has long recommended that all kids ages 11 and 12 get three doses of the HPV vaccine. While the ages haven’t changed, the recommended number of shots has.
For many people with thyroid issues a medication can help them better manage their condition. For 10 percent there are lingering problems that need to be addressed.
As more is learned about thyroid diseases in endocrinology one of the questions looming now is why does the thyroid hormone affect the body the way that it does. There are also questions about whether some health conditions are really tied to the hormone or another part of the anatomy.
“There has been ongoing debate within the scientific community whether or not stress may influence fertility and pregnancy outcomes,” said Kavita Vedhara, PhD.
Georgia researchers have caused microcephaly by infecting chick embryos with Zika virus. The good news is that such infected chicken eggs could be a quick effective place to test therapeutic compounds to halt fetal brain damage.
The treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration has come a long way in a short period of time. While it may take some explaining that injections in the eye are the best way to treat the condition now there is work being done to find better ways for the future.
If patients with the wet form of wet age-related macular degeneration are caught early enough there are treatments available to help treat the condition.

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