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15 DECEMBER 2014

Primary Biliary Cholangitis

This month we are focusing on primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), an autoimmune disorder that attacks the liver. We asked John M. Vierling, MD, director of Baylor Liver Health and chief of hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, about this disease, which occurs most commonly in individuals between the ages of...

09 DECEMBER 2014

Recipe of the Month

Grilled Zucchini Salad with Sea Salt and Lemon Zest From Chef Andy Husbands from Tremont 647, Boston, MA There's a real skill to perfectly grilling zucchini, eggplant and summer squash – a second too long and you have a mushy piece of we don’t know what. The key is...

16 OCTOBER 2014

Recipe of the Month

Butternut and Granny Smith Apple Soup, with Cinnamon Mascarpone Chef Nicola Mancini La Tavola Ristorante Waterbury, CT Ingredients: 1 (2 or 3 pounds) butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1 Medium onion, chopped 6 Cups chicken stock 1 Cup leeks 2 Granny smith apples 2 Tablespoons...


Recipe of the Month

Shrimp Agua Chili created by Chef Kevin Templeton from Barleymash San Diego Fresh shrimp (peeled and deveined) Spanish red onions (peeled and sliced thin) Avocado (sliced thin) Agua Chili: 1 Cucumber (peeled and cut) 1 Bunch Cilantro 3 Serrano Chilis 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Coriander 1 tbsp Oregano...


Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) occurs when bile ducts become blocked due to inflammation or scarring, which causes bile to accumulate in the liver. Over time, it damages liver cells and can lead to cirrhosis. When that happens, the liver loses its ability to function. Bile ducts are the conduit for...

25 AUGUST 2014

Rare Liver Diseases

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Alagille Syndrome Rare liver diseases are not so rare if they affect you or someone you love. There has been a lot of attention on more common liver diseases recently, such as hepatitis, but there are more than 100 different types of liver disease. Many...

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