Remembering a Rock Icon and His Hep Awareness Efforts

June 9th, 2017
Greg Allman in a 2014 concert in VA. (Credit: Chris Kelly)

As ADRLF continues to make hepatitis awareness a cornerstone of its mission, we respectfully pay tribute to the passing of yet another iconic musician impacted for decades by the illusive disease — the beloved southern rock pioneer, Gregg Allman, of the legendary Allman Brothers band, who was laid to rest at the age of 69 […]

Energized Health Advocates Rally at City Hall to End the Hepatitis Epidemic

May 11th, 2017
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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 […]

New Report Outlines National Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis

April 12th, 2017

Priority and strategy – these are the key aspects of hepatitis elimination that were put forward by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (The National Academies) in their recent report, “A National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C: Phase Two Report.”“Viral hepatitis is simply not a sufficient priority in the […]

WHO Promotes New Hepatitis Testing Guidelines

March 29th, 2017

The medical and health communities have made great strides in developing hepatitis treatments and making these available across the world. However, viral hepatitis continues to affect over 300 million people and to cause 1.4 million deaths each year, thus begging the question — are we doing enough to combat hepatitis?The World Health Organization (WHO) confronts […]

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day — Smoothie Style!

March 14th, 2017

There are different ways to go green and celebrate this year’s St. Patrick’s Day. Keeping your liver health in mind, you can skip the green-frosted cupcakes and lime-colored beer and go for healthier options. Leafy greens contain a lot of fiber and antioxidants that assist important liver functions, such as breaking down toxins and chemicals. […]

Support ADRLF on World Cancer Day

January 31st, 2017
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Greetings ADRLF Friends & Family,We hope this winter finds you in great health and spirits! In observance of World Cancer Day 2017, we’re proud to share that 2016 has been a great year for the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation and our mission to screen, vaccinate, and increase awareness around hepatitis and its alarmingly silent […]

Do Energy Drinks Cause Hepatitis?

January 23rd, 2017
Take energy drinks in moderation to keep your liver healthy. (Photo credit: Tambako The Jaguar)

Do energy drinks cause hepatitis? The connection between energy drinks and this serious liver disease became a major concern after an alarming case report was published by a group of researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine. The report cited a case of acute hepatitis that was associated with the patient’s consumption of […]

Celebrate with Liver Liberating Holiday Recipes

December 25th, 2016
Celebrate the holidays with liver-friendly options (photo credit: Clara Don)

Parties! Gatherings! Homecomings! It’s that electric time of the year again with joyful songs, colorful lights, and cheerful spirits abound! Yet while this season is a top fave for most, it can also be a highly stressful one — especially for those who are tasked to prepare the holiday meal. Creating a balance of traditional […]

Tasty Recipes for Your Needed Autumn Liver Cleanse!

November 23rd, 2016

Are you experiencing abdominal bloating, having trouble digesting fatty foods, gaining weight even with deliberate calorie restriction, and/or experiencing pain on the right upper abdominal area under the rib cage? Your liver might be telling you it needs help. Your liver functions as the main organ for flushing out toxins, as well it is a […]

Halloween Goodies: Threat or Treat?

October 26th, 2016
Think twice about those sugar-filled halloween goodies. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

If you ask young children what they like best about Halloween, there is a big chance that they will answer: “Candy!!” While the Halloween sweet treats may bring smiles to trick-or-treaters of all ages, they may also bring unwanted liver disease. Parents and guardians need to be cautious.  Candies and other sweet goodies are now […]