Tag: hep a

Knowing the Signs of Opioid Abuse

Opioids are an illegal class of drug that include things like herion, and fentanyl as well as prescription pain killers such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone. These substances are extremely addictive and can cause long term damage to organs such as the heart. Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental deaths in 2009, but addiction to these types…

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OUTBREAK: Hep A

With Louisville’s biggest weekend of the year just a few days away, the Hepatitis A outbreak sweeping through Jefferson County and the surrounding areas has many concerned. While Hep A is usually seen in a handful of people every year, the numbers this year are far higher than normal.   Hep A is different than Hepatitis B and C in…

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