The winter season, with its nor’easter winds and snow storms, affects our health in many ways — from rampant flu bouts to the lingering winter blues. So, it’s essential for you to be mindful of taking care of yourself — mind, body, and soul. And while fortifying your immune system is a priority, it’s also important to check on your liver. Several studies have warned about the seasonal rise of cholesterol levels in winter months because of reduced physical activities and a lack of vitamin D, among other items. Cholesterol storage is harmful, not only to the heart, but also
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Got a tattoo or planning on getting one? Then ADRLF’s Liver Cancer Awareness Month and World Hepatitis Day 2017 campaign is for you! Over 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo, including over 60% of millennials. But what gets lost in the hype of finding the coolest design and the best artist is the important conversation about hepatitis C, and the risks of body art. This year, we’re once again aligning with the World Health Organization and the World Hepatitis Alliance in the global effort to eliminate hepatitis, as we shine a spotlight on the increasingly popular ‘ink movement
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Yesterday on May 10th, the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) once again joined forces with New York City’s growing coalition of advocates devoted to fighting hepatitis. Crowds gathered at the steps of City Hall to raise awareness about the “silent epidemic” and promote community testing events across the city. The event took place to commemorate National Hepatitis Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May each year, also coinciding with National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15th) and National Hepatitis Testing Day (May 19th).ADRLF’s Co-Founding Boar
Numerous articles and videos circulated on social media and reputable websites, stating that light to moderate alcohol intake offers cardio-vascular health benefits. But does this apply to everyone? Studies show that it might not be the case for people with liver disease.Fatty liver diseaseFatty liver disease happens when there is a substantial build-up of fats in the liver cells. A bit of fat — quantified as below five percent of the organ’s weight — is not to be worried about. However, if the accumulated fat is at least five percent of the liver’s weight, which may tr
In observation of 2017's Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation proudly awarded grants, in the amount of $1,000 each, to two very special New York City-based organizations, namely: Hep Free NYC and the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) coalition. The grants were given to support their respective efforts around hepatitis awareness. With ADRLF’s grant, TYSA plans to leverage their video -- a project with Hep Free NYC Task Force about the growing prevalence of hepatitis in NYC, and the intersection of substance abuse and hepatitis C.
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The Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides resources, education and information related to screening, the prevention of and treatment for the Hepatitis Virus and Liver Cancer. Our mission is to educate people about the relationship between chronic infection of the Hepatitis Virus and its association with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) - which is the most common cause of liver cancer.