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25 OCTOBER 2018

How Do Medications Affect My Liver?

Did you know every medicine, vitamin, supplement that you take passes through the liver, including: Over-the-counter medicines Prescription medicines Vitamins Dietary supplements Alternative medicines Your liver is responsible for processing all of these substances. It is important to understand exactly how you should be taking your medications in order to...

Dan Pratt
27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Autoimmune Liver Disease: PBC, PSC and Autoimmune Hepatitis

Dr. Daniel Pratt, MD Massachusetts General Hospital                   Did you know that an autoimmune disorder occurs when a person's own immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue*? The three main categories of autoimmune related liver disease: Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH), Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), and Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC).  ...

Isabel Zacharias
30 AUGUST 2018

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Dr. Isabel Zacharias, MD UMass Memorial Medical Center   Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, or NAFLD, is one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States. NAFLD is a condition in which excess fat is stored in the liver; some people with NAFLD have simple fatty liver...

Anna Rutherford
21 JUNE 2018

Making the Most of Your Appointments

Dr. Anna Rutherford, MD, MPH Brigham and Women’s Hospital                     Did you know many people are more satisfied with their health care if they work together with their doctors*? By being an active member of your own care team, you can choose the best option for you, your values, beliefs,...

Fred Gordon
30 MAY 2018

Live Donor Transplant and Understanding Your Meld Score

Dr. Fredric Gordon, MD Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Currently in the United States, more than 13,000 people are waiting to receive a liver*. Every day more patients are added to the waiting list. Liver transplants are given to patients on the basis of how sick they are; each patient...

Marti Hoar
26 APRIL 2018

Preparing for Your Liver Transplantation

Marti Hoar, RN, MSN, CCTC Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Susan Ventura, PT, MEd, PhD Northeastern University   Did you know that liver transplantation is the second most common form of organ transplantation performed in the United States*? We know preparing for your liver transplant can be an overwhelming process with...

Raza Malik
22 MARCH 2018

Alcohol and the Liver

Dr. Raza Malik, MD, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Download PowerPoint Presentation The one thing most people know about the liver is that it is in charge of processing alcohol. Have you ever wondered how much is too much? Alcohol is the 3rd leading preventable cause of death in...


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