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October is National Liver Awareness Month, Are You at Risk?
September 30, 2022

October is National Liver Awareness Month and the American Liver Foundation is encouraging everyone to find out if they are at risk for fatty liver disease through its public awareness campaign, Think Liver Think Life™.

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American Liver Foundation Hosts Free Liver Cancer Conference for Patients and Families
September 26, 2022

This two-day virtual education program is created especially for liver cancer patients and their family members or caregivers.

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Dr. Robert Wong, a Passionate Advocate for Healthcare Equality
September 12, 2022

Meet Dr. Robert Wong, MD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Medicine in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Staff Physician in the Gastroenterology Section at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System.

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Dr. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Dedicated to Liver Patients
September 12, 2022

Meet leading physician, researcher and passionate advocate Guadalupe “Lupe” Garcia-Tsao, MD, FRCP. Dr. Garcia-Tsao is Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Chief of Digestive Diseases at the VA-Connecticut Healthcare System.

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ALF and UPMC Launch New Video Series on Living Organ Donation
September 1, 2022

The American Liver Foundation and UPMC have launched a new, five-part animated video series to help liver transplant patients find a living donor. A recent addition to a comprehensive Living Donor Liver Transplant Information Center launched in 2020, the newly created video series helps patients and families easily understand the steps they can take to help find a living donor.

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I Lend My Voice for My Patients
August 22, 2022

“As physicians, our voices matter to legislators just as much as the voices of our patients. We too can affect change by sharing our stories and experiences. It does not require a lot of time, either – the most important thing is to show up with a smile on your face and a true passion for the cause!”

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Healthy Lunches for Kids Going Back to School
August 16, 2022

August signals summer’s end and school’s beginning for millions of Americans nationwide. While children coordinate their “first-day” outfits with friends, parents worry about things like, “what do I pack for lunch 5-days in a row?” We spoke to Melissa Semp, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago about what to pack for even the pickiest eater.

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Naomi Judd: She Changed How America Looked at Hepatitis and Liver Disease
August 10, 2022

In 1990 Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C that she contracted as a result of a needle stick injury when she worked as a nurse. The prognosis was not good and she went through painful treatment that made it impossible for her to continue the touring rigors of her country music stardom.

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ALF Pays Tribute to Vinay Sundaram, MD
August 9, 2022

ALF pays tribute to Vinay Sundaram, MD of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA who passed away July 14, 2022.

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I Lend My Voice for My Grandma
August 8, 2022

“My grandma played a pivotal role in my decision to pursue health advocacy. As a public health professional, I am dedicated to raising awareness around the importance of doing more intentional outreach, education and research with linguistically and ethnically diverse communities to achieve health equity and improve polices that benefit all community members.”

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PFIC. Rare Disease. Real Lives.
August 5, 2022

Michelle had a successful liver transplant at 12 years old. She is currently 30 and working part-time. She says, “I feel good but get really tired. I have to remind myself to listen to by body and not overdo it” PFIC is starting to cause some scarring on Michelle’s transplanted liver but she keeps a positive mindset, “It isn’t bad. At least we know what’s causing it so we can manage it.”

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Your Story is Our Most Important Message
July 14, 2022

ALF advocates meet virtually and in-person with elected officials in their local cities and towns to share their liver stories and lend their voices to urge action.

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