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Healthy Eating at Home with Jessica Dean

Making and eating healthy food can be difficult, especially during the current crisis when you’re stuck at home. Registered Dietitian Jessica Dean makes things easier by talking about which foods to buy, how to use them, alternative options, freezing foods, batch cooking, using canned products/reducing sodium. She also discusses eating habits during stressful times and answers some of the questions about nutrition we’ve received over the last few weeks from the liver community. It’s a helpful presentation you don’t want to miss!

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Pediatric Liver Disease and COVID-19

January 27, 2021 we hosted a panel of experts who answered questions about how COVID-19 is impacting children with liver disease and what you need to know. Participants had the opportunity to has panelists questions ...

Liver Cancer Surveillance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

ALF Patient Advocate Susan Ventura sat down with ALF National Medical Advisory Committee member Dr. Catherine Frenette, hepatologist at Scripps MD Anderson Center in San Diego to ask her our most frequently asked questions about ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from the American Liver Foundation

You have probably seen on the news that there are now approved vaccines for COVID-19. The vaccines have begun to be distributed and administered to healthcare workers within the United States. We want to provide ...

Help ALF Celebrate Caregivers

When someone is diagnosed with liver disease, a dedicated medical team focuses on the patient. Thankfully, other selfless individuals work behind the scenes to ensure the patient’s daily care and well-being. In this season of ...

Even During These Difficult Times, ALF Will Never Stop Fighting For You

A recent study found that people with advanced liver disease who contracted COVID-19 had an overall death rate of 40%. 2020 has been a difficult year for most of us, compounded by a whirlwind of ...

Raise Awareness About Living-Donor Liver Transplants and Save Lives

Did you know the liver is the only organ in the body that can restore itself? Your liver can regenerate after surgical removal or injury with as little as 50% of the original liver remaining, making living-donor ...

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 ...

Carley’s Blog: Taking Precautions

In her newest blog post, Carley talks about her excitement about representing ALF as a liver advocate, and what she does to stay safe (and fashionable) as a person with compromised immunity during the pandemic ...

Carley’s Blog: Staying Healthy and Safe as a Student During COVID-19

In her second ALF blog post as a patient advocate living with Autoimmune Hepatitis, Carley answers important questions about how she stays connected and healthy, as well as how she's adjusting to life as a ...

Social Distancing: What Does it Mean To You?

By Lindsay Ventura Almost 6 years ago, my mother received a life saving liver transplant. After ten years living with cirrhosis, the year and a half before her transplant was wrought with fear that she ...

COVID-19 Update from the American Liver Foundation

In the first part of a two-part series, Dr. Tamar Taddei, Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) at Yale Medicine and Co-Chair of the American Liver Foundation's National Medical Advisory Committee provides the latest update ...

Healthy Eating at Home with Jessica Dean

Making and eating healthy food can be difficult, especially during the current crisis when you're stuck at home. Registered Dietitian Jessica Dean makes things easier by talking about which foods to buy, how to use ...

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ALF Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus

March 5, 2020 NOTE: Please click here for the latest CDC statement "People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19" The CDC is closely monitoring and responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by ...

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