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20 FEBRUARY 2014

Patient Resources

The American Liver Foundation has a wealth of information about liver disease prevention, screening/testing and treatment. We operate a National Helpline to answer your questions and three educational websites, including two that are dedicated to Hepatitis C and Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE). We host webinars on a variety of liver conditions,...

19 DECEMBER 2013

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 “non-adherence” and it can lead to severe, even life-threatening consequences. There are many reasons...

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19 DECEMBER 2013

Test Your Knowledge About the Liver

Going way back to the 17th Century and the Renaissance, William Harvey, the physician who first correctly explained the process of blood circulation in our bodies, described the liver as being: a) “The more noble [organ]” b)...

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04 OCTOBER 2013

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. As we observe Liver Awareness Month in 2013, here are 13 ways to achieve liver wellness. Appropriately, that’s one useful tip for each year of the new century! Maintain a...

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Test your liver knowledge

These 15 true or false statements can better help you to understand the essential role your liver plays in keeping you not just healthy, but alive. Check the answers below. Then share what you’ve...


ALF Launches Hepatic Encephalopathy Website

With the invaluable support of Salix Pharmaceuticals, the American Liver Foundation unveiled a microsite on August 21 that is dedicated to Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE), a life-threatening liver disease. The overall title for this new online resource center is “HE 123,” a reference to the three-pronged approach to tackling this serious...

05 AUGUST 2013

Support for Chronic Illness

If you have a chronic liver disease, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis C or liver cancer, it’s understandable that you, your family members and caregivers may experience a roller coaster of emotions, and have many questions. At this difficult time, we want you to know you’re not alone: The American Liver...

05 AUGUST 2013

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 working hard, doing my best to process what you eat and drink into energy and...

05 AUGUST 2013

5 things you should know about life after diagnosis

If you learn that you have liver disease, you may feel overwhelmed and have a lot of questions. Remember, you are not alone. The American Liver Foundation is here to assist you. To help you focus, we’d like to offer 5 things you should know about life after diagnosis. But...

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