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Hepatitis C: Still a major risk for baby boomers

News briefs New cases of hepatitis C a viral infection that attacks the liver are at a 15-year high, according to surveillance data from the CDC released online May 11, 2017. The CDC estimates that there were about 34,000 new cases in 2015. Young adults (ages 20 to 29) account for most of the new infections, and the CDC attributes this to needle use from opioid addiction. But baby boomers (those…

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