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07 JUNE 2019

International NASH Day 2019

This year marks the second International NASH Day (Non-Alcohol Steatohepatitis) on Wednesday, June 12th! We're proud to join a global coalition of organizations dedicated to raising awareness about NASH. NASH is the severe form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), and can lead to liver cancer, cirrhosis, and liver transplants. Read...

15 JANUARY 2019

Tawny’s Memory Loss Was Linked to Her Liver Disease

Six years ago, things began to go from bad to worse for Tawny Blum (pictured above). In her early thirties, Blum was already struggling to manage not one, but two rare liver diseases: primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC).  Tawny is among just a handful of people...

21 DECEMBER 2018

Despite Primary Biliary Cholangitis, Their Love Goes On

Holidays. Weddings. Anniversaries. Special Occasions. These are often the most joyous moments of our life. But liver disease can make it difficult to fully participate. Recently we received photos shown here of PBC patient Ivette Williams and her husband Charles on their 30th Anniversary. This December, we decided to share...

20 NOVEMBER 2018

Peer Support Improves Health

Life with PBC can be a lonely journey.  It’s common for people to feel isolated, frightened and overwhelmed after they’ve been diagnosed with the disease and when they experience new symptoms or setbacks.  If you feel this way, the PBC community has your back. Using social media, phone calls and...

25 OCTOBER 2018

The PBC Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid

If you have PBC and go online to look for advice about diets, you’ll find lots of contradictory information and impassioned opinions.  To help sort out what to eat, we consulted Megan Gutierrez, Advanced Dietitian at the Kovler Transplant Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  She has extensive experience...


Researcher Discusses Fatigue and PBC

We sat down with Dr. Marina Silveira to learn more about her research on primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Dr. Silveira is a recipient of ALF’s 2018 PBC Fund for the Cure Award.  The American Liver Foundation is encouraged by her work and we hope that you will be, too. As...

02 AUGUST 2018

Vaccination | 2018 August Get Fit E-Newsletter

August is Vaccination Month with Get Fit! Vaccinations and Immunizations offers children and adults lifesaving opportunities to prevent and even eradicate disease. Get Fit encourages those who are physically capable to obtain necessary vaccinations. About Vaccines Whether it’s the common cold or a strain of the flu, no one...

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