liver disease http://michiganradio.org en Hospital worker accused of spreading of hepatitis C worked in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/hospital-worker-accused-spreading-hepatitis-c-worked-michigan <p>Health officials say a traveling medical technician accused of infecting 30 patients with hepatitis C in New Hampshire may have worked at several Michigan hospitals.</p><p>A New Hampshire U.S. Attorney&#39;s Office <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/nh/press/2012/Kwiatkowski.html">media advisory</a> released earlier this week says the charges against Kwiatkowski relate to suspected thefts of the anesthetic Fentanyl.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:23:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8453 at http://michiganradio.org Hospital worker accused of spreading of hepatitis C worked in Michigan U of M study finds obesity-related cirrhosis becoming a bigger problem for the elderly http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-study-finds-obesity-related-cirrhosis-becoming-bigger-problem-elderly <p><a href="http://www.mdnews.com/news/hd/2012_03/hd_660663">A new University of Michigan study</a> finds a particular type of&nbsp;liver disease is&nbsp;becoming increasingly common among the elderly.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Cirrhosis is a chronic condition that slowly deteriorates the liver. Long associated with alcoholism and Hepatitis&nbsp;C,&nbsp;&nbsp;obesity now &nbsp;is linked to a growing percentage of Cirrhosis patients.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 5782 at http://michiganradio.org U of M study finds obesity-related cirrhosis becoming a bigger problem for the elderly