Show: October 6, 2013:
Should baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C?
Interview: David Crabb, M.D., John Hickam Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine.
David Crabb, M.D., visits “Sound Medicine” to discuss why all baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C. Baby boomers account for three-fourths of all hepatitis C cases in the U.S. Dr. Crabb also recommends that those who inject drugs or share needles get tested as well. The screening is a simple blood test, and hepatitis C now it can be cured 70 to 80 percent of the time. If left untreated, hepatitis C can lead to liver disease and damage.