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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.

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Disparities in Liver Disease in African Immigrants

A Part of the Progression of Liver Disease Blog Series Submitted by Beatrice Zovich, MPH Public Health Program Coordinator for the Hepatitis B Foundation Of the estimated 2.4 million people currently living with hepatitis B ...

Viral Hepatitis

Viral Hepatitis PresentationLearn all about Viral Hepatitis and the differences between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C from ALF Support Services Manager Warren Hall ...

Liver Chat with Dr. Gunn

Liver Chat with Dr. GunnOur National Manager of Support Services Warren Hall talking to Dr. Nadege Gunn about World Hepatitis Day and National African American Hepatitis C Action Day ...

Tune in and Watch Will Rodgers #RaceToEndHepC in Nashville!

We're excited to announce that ALF #liveradvocate Will Rodgers is back at it this weekend, racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and raising awareness about liver disease at high speeds! He'll be competing in the Tennessee Lottery ...

Fast Facts About Hepatitis B

1. A chronic form of Hepatitis that can cause individuals to develop liver complications such as liver cancer, and cirrhosis 2. Lives in bodily fluids, contaminated surfaces, and anywhere outside the body for at least ...

February 28th is Rare Disease Day!

Have you ever wondered what makes a disease a rare disease? Rare diseases are diseases which affect a small number of people compared to the general population. In Europe, a disease is considered rare when ...

Rare Liver Disease Month Focus: Rare Forms of Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is cancer that occurs in the liver. Primary liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of the liver. Secondary liver cancer develops when cancer cells from another part of the body ...

Three American Liver Foundation Award Recipients Named Nobel Laureates for Hepatitis C Discovery

December 11th, 2020 Dr. Harvey Alter, Dr. Michael Houghton, and Dr. Charles Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine   (NEW YORK, NY) – The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is proud to ...

Progress Is Being Made, But ALF Needs Your Help

Did you Hear the News? Even though 2020 has been a difficult year due to COVID-19, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) and our liver community received welcome news. This year's Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded ...

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 ...

ALF Award Winners Receive Nobel for Hep C Discovery

Three Doctors Share Prestigious Prize in Medicine This week, the Nobel Prize in Medicine is being awarded to the physician scientists who discovered the hepatitis C virus. We congratulate Drs. Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and ...

Liver Week 2020

Did you know there are over 100 types of liver diseases? As the American Liver Foundation, our mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver ...

World Hepatitis Day Podcast – CDC Guidelines for Hepatitis C Screening

The American Liver Foundation presents panelists, interviews, and discussions, featuring liver patients discussing the patient experience, transplant patients, hepatologists and public health professionals. We cover topics, such as liver transplants, viral hepatitis, NAFLD/NASH, rare liver ...

ALF Applauds CDC Guidance for Hepatitis C Testing for Adults

In response to emerging trends, the American Liver Foundation began advocating for expanded testing guidelines for Hepatitis C in 2018. We were thrilled this year when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidelines ...

Ask the Experts – Updates on Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

Understanding the complexities of viral hepatitis can be challenging, so we turned to top liver experts in the field to make it easier to understand. In this informative video, Dr. Gina Choi of UCLA speaks ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Autoimmune Hepatitis Q&A with Karin Cesario, MD

What is autoimmune hepatitis? “Hepatitis” is a general term meaning “inflammation of the liver.”  Many things can cause hepatitis including medications, viruses and alcohol.  In autoimmune hepatitis, the body’s immune system attacks liver cells leading ...

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 ...

Carley V: Blog Introduction

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Eliminate Hep C

The Eliminate Hepatitis C San Diego County Initiative was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in November 2018, with the Board asking the County Health and Human Services Agency to return in ...

Have PBC? You May Be at Risk for Another Autoimmune Disease

It is not uncommon for people affected by primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) to have at least one other autoimmune condition. To learn more, we turned to Dr. Craig Lammert, an expert on autoimmune liver diseases ...

Yes You Can Treat Your Hepatitis C Patients!

Attention ALL Missouri healthcare professionals. Learn how to treat your patients for hepatitis C. Register today for this free distance learning CME program offered by the Missouri Telehealth Network! For more details call Gwen Ratermann ...

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 ...

Veterans and Hepatitis C

This content was developed through a collaboration between the American Liver Foundation and Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. The American Liver Foundation and Merck are working together to ...

Viral Hepatitis

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

Hepatitis C: Do You Know the Risks?

Hepatitis C is contagious and is spread blood to blood. Hepatitis C is sometimes called a “silent epidemic” because it affects so many people but usually has no symptoms. It is not uncommon for someone ...

Q&A: Understanding Pediatric Liver Disease

Approximately 15,000 hospitalizations occur each year for pediatric liver disease in the United States. During the first month after birth, the incidence of neonatal liver disease is as many as one in 2,500. The different ...

Journeys Poster: Hepatitis C

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 ...

Journeys Poster: Hepatitis B

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 ...

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 ...

Getting Tested for Hepatitis C

If You Are a Baby Boomer, Here’s Another Item for Your “To Do” List: Get Tested for Hepatitis C As the youngest of its generation turns 50 this year, AARP has declared 2014 the Year ...

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 ...

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 ...

Last Updated on April 16, 2020

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