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Inspirational Initiative: Cherokee Nation on the Way to Eliminating Hep C

A recent initiative by the Cherokee Nation American Indian Tribe delivers a success story for knocking out a silent killer — Hepatitis C. Most people know that hepatitis is a disease that has something to do with the liver. The name "hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver, and is commonly caused by a virus. The liver is a vital organ that resides on the upper right side of your abdomen, protected by the lower rib cage. The liver is a gland, and produces compounds necessary for digestion, helps detox harmful substances in your body, cleans up old blood cells, and other essential functions

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