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Foods to Avoid
04 AUGUST 2017

Obesity and Fatty Livers

A month devoted to the importance of liver awareness gives you the opportunity to focus on the important role the liver plays. You can also learn about different forms of liver disease including the threat posed by obesity and fatty livers. And to begin, why not take the quick quiz...

ALF at 40
04 AUGUST 2017

ALF at 40

Happy New Year! This is the first issue of Liver Lowdown in 2016. This year, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) will celebrate four decades of providing help and hope to those who are battling liver disease. Today’s issue focuses on research. Certainly, the last 40 years of medical research has...

Physical Screenings
04 AUGUST 2017

Acetaminophen Risks

As Cold & Flu Season Strikes, Double-Check Your Medications This is the season for colds and flu and as you head to the drugstore, it is important to be aware that too much acetaminophen can be dangerous. Acetaminophen is the most common drug ingredient in America. Each week, more...

Rebirthday
04 AUGUST 2017

Hepatitis – The Silent Epidemic

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Shining a Light on a Silent Epidemic Millions of Americans are living with hepatitis in its many forms and do not know that they have it. May being Hepatitis Awareness Month is a good time to remind more Americans to get tested. Hepatitis is a virus...

Disease Management
04 AUGUST 2017

Getting Tested for Hepatitis C

If You Are a Baby Boomer, Here’s Another Item for Your “To Do” List: Get Tested for Hepatitis C As the youngest of its generation turns 50 this year, AARP has declared 2014 the Year of the Boomer. There are many ways in which boomers’ contributions to society can...

Rebirthday
04 AUGUST 2017

6 Things You Should Know About Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is the growth and spread of unhealthy cells in the liver. Cancer that starts in the liver is primary liver cancer. Cancer that spreads to the liver from another organ is metastatic liver cancer. Risk factors for primary liver cancer: About 21,000 Americans are diagnosed with primary liver cancer...

Disease Management
04 AUGUST 2017

5 Things You Should Know About Hepatitis

The word ‘hepatitis’ means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Toxins, certain drugs, heavy alcohol use, bacterial and viral infections can all cause hepatitis....

Worrier
04 AUGUST 2017

5 Facts About Recovery

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Just in time for National Recovery Month in September, check out these facts that relate to many forms of recovery, including recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which sponsors Recovery Month, is the primary source of...