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In the Doctor’s Kitchen

Lunch: Liver-loving Quinoa bowl and a small apple Recipe and preparation instructions below. Doctors in the Kitchen info, including additional healthy and tasty recipe options, available at: https://liverfoundation.org/in-the-do… Assembly time: 5 min

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Liver Life Blog Post World Hepatitis Day 2020

You may have seen a previous Liver Life Blog post from Lindsay Ventura, National Manager, Outreach and Education.  Here’s a vlog from Lindsay where she introduces herself and shares some information about World Hepatitis Day! ...

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 ...

Mind-Body Connection: Coping with COVID-19

Mind-Body Connection: Coping with COVID-19 We could all use a little calm in our lives, and in this video, American Liver Foundation New England Division's Lindsay Ventura leads a webinar to provide emotional, physical and ...

The PBC Breakfast Sandwich

In the Doctor's Kitchen Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly helps the liver to work well. If you’re living with liver disease, your diet is often adjusted to meet your individual needs. You should ...

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 ...

August is Vaccination Month

August is Vaccination Month for the Get Fit Campaign. Check out our Get Fit Posters and three vaccination related Wellness Webinars… Access Posters View our Wellness Webinars Wellness | Vaccinations Are an Integral Part of ...

July is Disease Management Month

July is Disease Management Month for the Get Fit Campaign. Check out our Get Fit Posters and three disease management related Wellness Webinars! Access Posters View our Wellness Webinars Wellness | Preventing Chronic Disease through ...

Prevention | 2018 June Get Fit E-Newsletter

June is Prevention Month with Get Fit! It’s much easier to prevent a disease than it is to treat one. Staying up-to-date on vaccinations and screenings can help you stay healthy and catch health problems ...

June is Prevention/Getting A Physical Month

June is Prevention/Getting A Physical Month for the Get Fit Campaign. Check out our Get Fit Posters and three prevention related Wellness Webinars! Access Posters View our Wellness Webinars Wellness | Engaging Your Primary Care ...

Mental Health | 2018 May Get Fit E-Newsletter

May is Mental Health Month with Get Fit! Your mental health can directly impact your physical health. Get Fit helps you understand how to stay positive, aware and mentally prepared! What is Mental Health? “Mental ...

Financial Literacy | 2018 April Get Fit E-Newsletter

April is Financial Literacy Month with Get Fit! Your financial literacy can directly impact your mental and physical health. Get Fit helps you understand budgeting, credit and loans, and more to help you be on ...

Nutrition | 2018 March Get Fit E-Newsletter

March is Nutrition Month with Get Fit! Eat better, be healthier, and make better snack choices. Get Fit helps you meet your health needs wherever you are on your journey! What is Nutrition? "Nutrition is ...

Fitness & Exercise | 2018 February Get Fit E-Newsletter

February is Fitness & Exercise Month with Get Fit! Start a new fitness routine or discover new ways to stay healthy. Get Fit helps you meet your health needs wherever you are on your journey! ...

Improving Liver Health through Mindfulness

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our Wellness Series webinar of the month… Presented by Tara Reen, LCSW & Adam Barrett Gray, LCSW, Rush University ...

Mindfulness | 2018 January Get Fit E-Newsletter

What is Mindfulness? "Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While ...

Utilizing Mindfulness on Your Journey of Wellness

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our Wellness Series webinar of the month… Presented by Ronak Vashi Patel, MD & Lisa B. VanWagner, MD, Northwestern University ...

Mindfulness & Chronic Disease

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our Lifestyle & Chronic Disease Series webinar of the month… Presented by Pranab Barman, MD, Northwestern University ...

Start off 2018 with Get Fit!

Get Fit is the perfect compliment to your New Year's Resolutions! 12 months of complimentary health & wellness information right in your inbox! From mindfulness to nutrition to understanding health insurance Get Fit empowers individuals ...

Health Insurance Coverage

December is Understanding Health Insurance Month! Check out our latest poster: 12-04 - Health Insurance Coverage ...

Financial Terms to Know

December is Understanding Health Insurance Month! Check out our latest poster: 12-03 - Financial Terms ...

Filing A Claim

December is Understanding Health Insurance Month! Check out our latest poster: 12-02 - How to File an Insurance Claim ...

Types of Health Insurance

December is Understanding Health Insurance Month! Check out our latest poster: 12-01 - Types of Health Insurance ...

December 2017 | Understanding Health Insurance

When you buy a car, you probably think first about price — your monthly payment. But other expenses — like auto insurance, gas, and maintenance — can affect your wallet. Your total costs depend on ...

Understanding Health Insurance Month E-Newsletter

Get Fit is proud to present our December E-Newsletter focusing on Understanding Health Insurance. Use the E-Newsletter to access posters, webinars and discounts available through this informative program! December 2017 E-Newsletter: 12-17 - December E-Newsletter ...

Getting Hepatitis C Treatment through Insurance

December is Understanding Health Insurance Month for the Get Fit Program! Check out our webinar of the month… Presented by: Michelle T. Martin, PharmD, University of Illinois Health ...

36+ Wellness Webinars

Access our 36 webinars planned for 2018 with three webinars a month and three tracks based on Wellness, Know Your Liver & Lifestyle/Chronic Disease. Each month will have a webinar for everyone. Check out our ...

48+ Informational Posters

Get Fit offers you, your organization or colleagues over 48 posters a year with high-quality, medically-vetted health information to promote healthy choices. Check out each of our monthly posters: August 2018 | Vaccinations 08-01-18 - ...

Personal Health Assessment

Get Fit is here to help you on your wellness journey - but like any journey, we must know where we are starting to find our path. The American Liver Foundation encourages you to speak ...

Monthly Focus & Email Newsletters

Receive monthly e-newsletters relating back to the 12 core Get Fit topics right in your mailbox! Register here 2018 January | Mindfulness February | Fitness & Exercise March | Nutrition April | Financial Literacy May ...

Discounts to Wellness Partners

Access these incredible discounts through Get Fit. Become a discount partner today! Contact Brandon ...

Help with Quitting Smoking

November is Alcohol Awareness & Smoking Cessation Month. Check out our latest poster: 11-04 - Help with Quitting ...

Smoking’s Effects on the Body

November is Alcohol Awareness & Smoking Cessation Month. Check out our latest poster: 11-03 - Smoking's Effect on the Body ...

Responsible Consumption of Alcohol

November is Alcohol Awareness & Smoking Cessation Month. Check out our latest poster: 11-02 - Responsible Consumption ...

Alcohol’s Effects on the Body

November is Alcohol Awareness & Smoking Cessation Month. Check out our latest posters: 11-01 – Alcohols Effect on the Body ...

Alcoholic Hepatitis: Prevention & Treatment

November is Alcohol Awareness Month for the Get Fit Program! Check out our webinar of the month… Presented by: Rockford Yapp, MD, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...

Mouthwatering Recipes for a Really Cool Summer!

Who says healthy dishes can’t be yummy? Every year, the Master Chefs at our Flavors events create exquisite dishes that are stunning in appearance, unbelievably appetizing and, believe it or not, good for you! So, ...

Preventing Liver Disease

October is Know Your Liver Month for Get Fit! Learn how you can Prevent Liver Disease with one of our four posters in this series! Liver Functions Viral Hepatitis Fatty Liver Disease Prevention of Liver ...

Fatty Liver Disease

October is Know Your Liver Month for Get Fit! Learn about Fatty Liver Disease with one of our four posters in this series! ...

Viral Hepatitis

October is Know Your Liver Month for Get Fit! Learn about Viral Hepatitis with one of our four posters in this series! ...

Understand Liver Enzyme Test Results

October is Know Your Liver Month for the Get Fit Program! Check out our Monthly Webinar by Vicki Shah, PA-C, MMS of Rush University on Understanding Your Liver Enzyme Test Results! ...

Your Liver: Hard at Work

October is Know Your Liver Month for Get Fit! Learn how Your Liver is Hard at Work with one of our four posters in this series! ...

Obesity & the Mind-Body Interaction

September is Obesity Awareness Month for Get Fit! Learn more about Obesity and Mind-Body Interaction with the fourth of our four poster series! ...

Adult Obesity

September is Obesity Awareness Month for Get Fit! Learn more about Adult Obesity with the second of our four poster series! ...

Preventing Obesity

September is Obesity Awareness Month for Get Fit! Learn how you can Prevent Obesity with the first of our four poster series! ...

Fatty Liver: Know the Risk Factors

September is Obesity Awareness Month for the Get Fit Program! Check out our webinar of the month… Presented by: Mary Welti, PA-C, Northwestern University ...

Vaccine Myths

August is Vaccination Month in the Get Fit Program! Check out our latest poster on Vaccine Myths ...

Types of Vaccines

August is Vaccination Month in the Get Fit Program! Check out our latest poster on Types of Vaccines ...

Vaccines for Adults

August is Vaccination Month in the Get Fit Program! Check out our latest poster on Vaccines for Adults ...

When & Who Should Get Vaccinated

August is Vaccination Month in the Get Fit Program! Check out one of our posters on When & Who Should Get Vaccinated! ...

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 ...

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 ...

Are You at Risk for Liver Cancer?

Liver Cancer ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Liver

Take Care of Your Liver ...

5 Facts About Liver Disease

Liver Disease ...

25 Ways to Love Your Liver Health

Love Your Liver ...

Vaccinations and Liver Disease

August is Vaccination Month for the Get Fit Program! Check out our Monthly Webinar by Dr. Justin Mitchell of Rush University on Vaccinations and Liver Disease! ...

Managing Liver Disease

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: Managing Liver Disease ...

Hypertension and Cholesterol Management

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our third poster of the month: Hypertension and Cholesterol Management ...

Managing Medications

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our second poster of the month: Managing Medications ...

Healthy Recipes for the Holidays

What could be more cheering during the holidays and the official beginning of winter than cozily spending time with family and friends while enjoying some warm, tasty dishes together? And if you’d like to cook ...

What is Disease Management?

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: What is Disease Management? ...

Managing Medications with Liver Disease

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our webinar of the month: Managing Medications with Liver Disease ...

Apps for Prevention

June is Prevention Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: Apps for Prevention ...

Preventing Illness

June is Prevention Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our third poster of the month: Preventing Illness ...

Physical Screenings

June is Prevention Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our second poster of the month: Physical Screenings ...

Liver Super Foods

June is Prevention Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our webinar of the month: Liver Super Foods ...

What is a Physical Exam?

June is Prevention Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: What is a Physical Exam? ...

Apps to Improve Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: Apps to Improve Your Mental Health ...

Finding Support

May is Mental Health Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our third poster of the month: Finding Support ...

Depression

May is Mental Health Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our second poster of the month: Depression ...

What is Mental Health?

May is Mental Health Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: What is Mental Health? ...

Mental Health and Liver Disease

May is Mental Health Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our webinar of the month: Mental Health and Liver Disease ...

Planning for Retirement

April is Financial Literacy Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: Planning for Retirement ...

Credit and Loans

April is Financial Literacy Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our third poster of the month: Credit and Loans ...

Buying a Home

April is Financial Literacy Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our second poster of the month: Buying a Home ...

Financial Literacy and Liver Disease

April is Financial Literacy Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our webinar of the month: Financial Literacy and Liver Disease ...

Building Blocks for Managing & Growing Your Money

April is Financial Literacy Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: Building Blocks for Managing & Growing Your Money ...

How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label

March is Nutrition Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label ...

Essential Foods for You

March is Nutrition Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our third poster of the month: Essential Foods for You ...

Foods to Avoid

March is Nutrition Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our second poster of the month: Foods to Avoid ...

Nutrition and Liver Health

March is Nutrition Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our webinar of the month: Nutrition and Liver Health ...

What is a Balanced Diet?

March is Nutrition Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: What is a Balanced Diet? ...

Apps to Help You Stay Fit

February is Fitness and Exercise Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: Apps to Help You Stay Fit ...

30 Day Exercise Starter Routine

February is Fitness and Exercise Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: 30 Day Exercise Starter Routine ...

Four Building Blocks of Fitness As You Age

February is Fitness and Exercise Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: Four Building Blocks as You Age ...

Physical & Mental Benefits of Exercise for Adults

February is Fitness and Exercise Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: Physical & Mental Benefits of Exercise for Adults ...

Fitness, Exercise, & Liver Wellness

February is Fitness and Exercise Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our webinar of the month: Fitness, Exercise, & Liver Wellness ...

Getting Started with Mindfulness

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our poster of the month: Getting Started with Mindfulness ...

Mastering Mindfulness

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our poster of the month: Mastering Mindfulness ...

Incorporating Mindfulness Into Your Life

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our poster of the month: Incorporating Mindfulness Into Your Life ...

Mindfulness & Liver Disease

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program Check out our webinar of the month: Mindfulness & Liver Disease ...

What is Mindfulness?

January is Mindfulness Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: What is Mindfulness? ...

Recipe of the Month

Spinach, Salmon and Grapefruit Salad with Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette from Chef Joseph Hoffmaster at Dakota’s, Dallas, TX Ingredients: 3 cups of fresh baby spinach 1 large Texas grapefruit 2 ounces goat cheese 1 ounce toasted ...

Recipes of the Month

Spinach & Toasted Walnuts 2 heads of baby spinach ½ cup of dried blueberries ½ red onion, sliced thin 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow) finely sliced 1 cup toasted walnuts Dressing/Marinate ½ cup ...

Taking Medications for Hepatitis C

Living With Hepatitis C: Importance of Taking Medications as Directed Taking medication at the exact frequency and dosage prescribed is an essential part of managing hepatitis C. Failure to take medication as prescribed is called ...

13 Ways to a Healthy Liver

Liver Awareness Month Feature The best way to fight liver disease is to avoid it, if at all possible. Here are 13 tried and true ways to achieve liver wellness!  Maintain a healthy weight. If you’re ...

What healthy foods should I eat?

Do you realize that your liver is depending on you? It’s true. Even though you can’t see it hidden away under your rib cage, if your liver could speak to you, it would say: “I’m ...

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