Shop ADRLF and support liver health awareness

June 3rd, 2014

Show your support for ADRLF and liver health awareness with these merchandise for sale. Please use this secure payment form to complete your donation or purchase. We accept payment by method of American Express, Visa, and Mastercard.  To purchase by other methods please contact us via email at ADRLF has carefully selected just a [...]

World Hepatitis Day, screening event at Boricua College on Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19th, 2014

Co-hosted by William F. Ryan Community Health Network & Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) 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. ADRLF Founding Board Members Carson Kressley and Carlos Ortiz, MD [...]

ADRLF joins NYC leaders for National Hepatitis Awareness Month 2014

May 16th, 2014
Leaders and supporters gather at the NYC city hall to send strong messages of Hepatitis awareness.

New York, NY – May 15, 2014. Representatives from community-based organizations, local and federal public health officials, NYC Council members and patient advocates gathered on the steps of city hall today to raise awareness about viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and hepatitis C). This event coincides with May’s National Hepatitis Awareness Month, which includes National Hispanic [...]

NYC leaders call to action for National Hepatitis Testing Day 2014

May 14th, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Stephanie Cirkovich, 646-483-2749 THE AL D. RODRIGUEZ LIVER FOUNDATION JOINS NEW YORK CITY LEADERS AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT NATIONAL HEPATITIS TESTING DAY ON MAY 19th WHAT: The Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) is participating a press conference on May 15, 2014 to announce free and low-cost hepatitis screenings throughout New York City. The event coincides with National Hepatitis Awareness Month, National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness [...]

Dark chocolate benefits for the liver

January 16th, 2014
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that are great for liver health.

Chocolate has been known uplift the spirit – but what great news that it’s good for our liver too! Dark chocolate, in particular, contains rich antioxidants that help cleanse the liver and control blood pressure, which is important for people suffering liver cirrhosis. Researchers have used different types of chocolate and studied its effect on [...]

Protect Your Children from Hepatitis B – Vaccinate!

January 3rd, 2014
Vaccination is important to protect children from hepatitis and other liver diseases. (Photo Credit: Creative Commons).

Children can be very vulnerable to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), especially those infants and small children who do not show any symptoms of infection.  Children and infants who are infected with HBV have a 90 percent chance of developing serious liver infections. Since signs are often subtle, recognizing the signs can be difficult.  ADRLF [...]

Two Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drugs Approved

December 21st, 2013
Simprevir and sofosbuvier promise hepatitis treatments without weakening side effects.

Christmas came early this year for people with Hepatitis C, as two much-anticipated treatments were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last two weeks. Simprevir and sofosbuvier promise hepatitis treatments without the weakening side effects of interferon injections that most Hepatitis C patients have been painstakingly dealing with. Simeprevir, brand [...]

Share the holiday cheer – Donate to ADRLF!

December 18th, 2013

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation and help us raise awareness about the link between Hepatitis and Liver Cancer. Funds will be used to support community health organizations that provide Hepatitis screening, vaccination and treatment.The Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible [...]

Keeping it Clean: How to Prevent Hepatitis C Injection Transmissions

December 5th, 2013
The virus is transmitted when people share used and unsterilized needs, as well as infusive paraphernalia such as filters and cookers. (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

It can often be scary to read information in the news about hepatitis C outbreaks affecting hundreds of people, even in what we think of as a safe place such as a hospital. Unlike other liver diseases, hepatitis C is transmitted through blood contact with a person infected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).  Most [...]

Watch what you eat! Food toxins can be linked to liver cancer

November 27th, 2013
Aflatoxin-rich food such as rice and corn has been linked to cervical and liver cancer. Vigilance in choosing a healthy diet is a must! (Photo Credit: Creative Commons)

We are what we eat. Listening to the truth of this timeless adage is more crucial than ever with experts finding significant connections between food toxins and liver cancer. A new research by Mexican scientists shows carcinogenic effects on human beings with a diet high in aflatoxins.  Aflatoxins are present in food such as rice, [...]