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Alcohol and Your Liver

Excessive alcohol consumption can destroy your liver. That isn’t news to most people. What may come as surprise, however, is that in certain cases, liver disease caused by alcohol can be reversed. There are three types of alcohol-related liver disease. One is Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or Steatosis, which results from increased fat accumulation in liver cells and may begin the process of liver scarring or fibrosis.

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Nurses Education Series: NAFLD, NASH and Cirrhosis

This video is part of the American Liver Foundation Nurses Education Series - Session #1. Learn about NASH, NAFLD and Cirrhosis in this professional education series for Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses presented by Allysa ...

Liver Awareness Month: Cirrhosis

Let’s Stop the Progression of Liver Disease Did you have a chance to read our blog post about fibrosis and how liver disease is staged? If not, check it out here. As a reminder, fibrosis ...

Liver Awareness Month: Fibrosis

Let’s Stop the Progression of Liver Disease Last week, in our hepatitis blog post, we reviewed the role of inflammation in the liver and what happens when someone has liver disease and develops hepatitis. If ...

Dr. Todd Sheer Answers Questions About Alcohol Use Disorder

What is the scope of the problem? Excess alcohol use (or alcohol use disorder) is one of the most common causes of liver disease and is responsible for almost half of the cases of liver-related ...

November is Alcohol Awareness & Smoking Cessation Month

Get Fit is proud to present our November E-Newsletter focusing on Alcohol Awareness & Smoking Cessation. Use the E-Newsletter to access posters, webinars and discounts available through this informative program! Download the E-Newsletter Today> ...

Liver Disease Statistics

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 86.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. 70.1 percent reported that ...

Journeys Poster: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

With so much to look forward too at our upcoming Journeys event on Friday, September 8, 2017 – the Young Investigators Update in Liver Disease Poster Competition may be the most exciting! 7 Institutions will ...

Pathways to Recovery

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery Is Possible – With Determination, Assistance and Acknowledgement September is National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health ...

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 ...

Alcohol and Your Liver

Excessive alcohol consumption can destroy your liver. That isn’t news to most people. What may come as surprise, however, is that in certain cases, liver disease caused by alcohol can be reversed. There are three ...

How Medical Science, a 12-Step Program, and Gratitude Saved Bob’s Life

Bob Rice has packed a lot into his 54 years, but he admits that substance abuse from an early age and then a serious liver disease nearly killed him. During September, which is National Recovery ...

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