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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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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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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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Q&A About Liver Cancer
June 9, 2022

The American Liver Foundation reached out to top doctors Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, and Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD., to get answers to the most commonly asked liver cancer questions.

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Finding a Liver Transplant is Critical for People with Liver Failure
June 6, 2022

A successful liver transplant is lifesaving for people with liver failure and there are thousands of people currently waiting to receive a liver transplant.

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The Passing of Dr. Alfred L. Baker, a Giant in the Field of Hepatology
May 25, 2022

During his tenure as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Liver Study Unit at the University of Chicago, Dr. Baker helped develop the first Liver Transplant program in the Midwest.

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Hepatitis Awareness Month
April 29, 2022

Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

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New Resource for Families Struggling with Pediatric Liver Disease
April 29, 2022

For families struggling with pediatric liver disease, few resources and support options exist, until now.

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