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04 MAY 2020

Q&A with Dr. Tamar Taddei for Liver Disease Patients about COVID-19

Dr. Tamar Taddei received her medical doctorate from Georgetown University where she stayed to complete her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency. She completed her gastroenterology/hepatology training at Yale University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases. Her clinical interests include general and...

02 MAY 2020

ALF Donate Life Podcast

In honor of Donate Life Month coming to a close, we hosted our first podcast earlier in the week. It featured a panel that consisted of liver transplant patients who shared their stories and discussed the patient experience surrounding liver transplants. With a mixed group of both living donor liver...

Terry Box
27 APRIL 2020

Dr. Terry Box Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

As we experience this difficult spring, we are comforted by the thought that spring is the season of rebirth, when dormant plants become green - and transplant patients are reminded of their second chance at life. Dr. Terry Box is one of them. Terry Box, MD, a member of...

Shikha Sundaram
24 APRIL 2020

Pediatric Fatty Liver Disease

What is Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)? NAFLD is a spectrum of diseases that all begin with excess fat deposition in the liver. As the disease becomes more severe, inflammation or irritation of the liver occurs and then scar tissue (fibrosis) accumulates. The disease is then referred to as...

Michael Narkewicz
24 APRIL 2020

Hepatitis C in Children

Hepatitis C infection (HCV) is a chronic viral infection of the liver that affects upwards of 1-2 percent of adults. Fortunately, in children and adolescents, hepatitis C is less common, but it remains a significant health issue. In this article I will address the most common questions about hepatitis...

John Goff
24 APRIL 2020

Q&A with Dr. John Goff About Fatty Liver Disease

Q: What is it? A: Fatty liver disease is when there is excess fat in the liver. This fat can be associated with inflammation or can just be isolated fat in the liver. The fat associated with inflammation will eventually lead to scarring (fibrosis). When the fibrosis becomes extensive the...

Dr. Gregory Everson
24 APRIL 2020

Curing Hepatitis C: Options for Treatment

In a breakthrough publication, leading hepatologist and hepatitis C expert Gregory Everson, M.D. provides state-of-the-science information to guide patients through the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C. Until recently, hepatitis C was considered incurable. “Curing Hepatitis C” outlines the new treatment protocols that offer the outcome of complete cure from...