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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Rare Liver Disease Summit Seeks to Improve Patient Health Outcomes
June 28, 2022

This summit focuses on how to avoid misdiagnoses, increasing education, address stigmas, improve patient experience, and investigate how telemedicine plays a role.

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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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1 in 4 Americans at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease but Many Remain Undiagnosed
May 20, 2022

The rise in obesity and diabetes is fueling a life-threatening disease known as fatty liver disease, that affects an estimated 100 million people, many of whom are unaware they even have it.

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