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Samaritan Health Ministries, local doctor, website launch free hepatitis C screenings

Published on June 21, 2017 under CommunityImpact

A local charitable clinic in Cedar Park that services patients without health insurance is partnering with a local doctor and website to offer free hepatitis C screenings and treatments and raise awareness of the disease. Hepatitis C largely affects the liver and is caused by a virus. The disease is curable with antiviral medications, but hepatitis C is known as a “silent killer” because many people do not show symptoms until after the liver is severely damaged, according to Samaritan Health Ministries. The clinic launched a partnership in the spring with Dr. Imtiaz Alam, the medical director of the Austin […]

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Source: Community Impact- Cedar Park

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