May is Hepatitis Awareness Month!
Hepatitis, also known as inflammation of the liver, is most often caused by a virus. Hepatitis C is the most common type of viral hepatitis and a significant health problem in many tribal communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone get tested for Hepatitis C, in particular men and women born between 1945 and 1965. It is important to know your status; there are vaccinations for some types of hepatitis and effective treatments for other types.