Tag Archives: Boomers

Baby Boomers Get an ‘F’ for Hep C Testing

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WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Despite recommendations, too few American baby boomers are tested for hepatitis C, a new study reveals. In 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis C virus. “Prevalence …

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Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says


WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People older than 50 can reduce their risk for developing shingles by being vaccinated against the varicella-zoster virus that causes the painful condition, an expert says. “People who have had shingles previously can still receive the vaccine. If you are above the age …

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Melanoma Rates Rising for Boomers, Falling Among Young

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It looks like public health efforts to warn younger Americans about the dangers of tanning beds and sun exposure are paying off. Rates of the deadly skin cancer known as melanoma have dropped among Americans aged 15 to 44, …

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