hepatitis http://kplu.org en Frozen berries sold at Costco in Wash. tied to hepatitis outbreak http://kplu.org/post/frozen-berries-sold-costco-wash-tied-hepatitis-outbreak <p>An outbreak of hepatitis A, which has sickened more than 30 people in five states, has been linked to frozen berries sold at Costco stores.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Anyone who purchased frozen berries under the brand “Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend” from Costco should discard them, according to the state Department of Health.&nbsp;The blend includes cherries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, and strawberries.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:50:32 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8980 at http://kplu.org Frozen berries sold at Costco in Wash. tied to hepatitis outbreak Born between '45 and '65? Get tested for hepatitis C, says CDC http://kplu.org/post/born-between-45-and-65-get-tested-hepatitis-c-says-cdc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A silent epidemic in the baby-boomer generation has health officials urging widespread testing. It’s hepatitis C, which can quietly infect your liver for years, leaving tiny scars but without showing any symptoms.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Left untreated, you end up with cancer or in need of a transplant.</span></p><p>Now, a new battery of tests and better treatments are arriving, just as boomers reach an age when their livers could suddenly fail.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:03:50 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8712 at http://kplu.org Born between '45 and '65? Get tested for hepatitis C, says CDC