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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Protecting yourself from Hepatitis B

Nancye Swanson does her own nails these days. Six months ago, she almost died from something she picked up at a salon.

Her skin looked yellow. Doctors told her that was a clear sign of Hepatitis B, a serious liver infection. It happened while she was getting a pedicure.

A clinical professor at UC San Diego Dr. Robert Gish said of salons, "A lot of these places use sharp instruments, and they could be re-using those."

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