Revisiting Hepatitis C: Natalie Cole and Her Liver Disease Battle

January 28th, 2016
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Our much anticipated new year, 2016, started on a rather sad note with the passing of beloved music icons, David Bowie and Natalie Cole, who both suffered from liver diseases. As the world mourns this loss, ADRLF takes a closer look at hepatitis C — and why it is called a “silent killer” for a [...]

Having Transitioned to a New Year — One More Chance to Support ADRLF!

December 31st, 2015

Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood borne infection in the United States and is the leading cause of liver failure, liver cancer and liver transplants. Season’s Greetings! 2015 has been a great year for ADRLF as we continue to increase awareness about Hepatitis and liver cancer. We are grateful and humbled by your [...]

Stress Management Tips for a Liver-Friendly Holiday

December 25th, 2015

The excitement and pressures of the hectic holiday season can add stress to our daily routine – including skipping meals, overindulging in candy and alcohol, and forgetting medications. Increased stress levels not only dampen the holiday spirit but also affect liver health — especially of those who are suffering from liver diseases like hepatitis. As [...]

Traveling This Holiday Season? Vaccinate Against Hepatitis A

December 11th, 2015
Make sure to have the necessary vaccines before traveling this holiday season. (Photo credit: "The Layover" by Matthew/Creative Commons)

Holiday travel brings some of our most treasured memories. However, it takes careful planning and preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. One task you should seriously consider adding to your list — particularly for international travels — includes setting-up an appointment with your doctor to specifically see if your vaccinations are up-to-date. Your [...]

Coconuts: Superfood for the Liver

December 2nd, 2015
Include some coconut for a healthy and liver-friendly diet. (Photo credit: Creative Commons/Alex Masters)

Although considered something ‘exotic’, coconut has slipped its way into the average American diet — in some form or other — from oil and butter and dairy substitutes, to flavorful dishes and desserts, to the ever-expanding coconut water trend.  This tasty superfood is known to have health benefits including amino acids and nutrients that support [...]

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Liver-Friendly Options

November 26th, 2015
Explore liver-friendly selections for a healthy Thanksgiving feast. (Photo credit: Creative Commons ClaraDon)

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday spirit has undoubtedly got everyone excited about the food – and love – overload that comes with Thanksgiving dinner. The highlight, of course, would be the turkey. Although Thanksgiving is considered a ‘cheat day’ for some, it’s comforting to know that turkey meat is actually on the [...]

Trick or Treat! Liver care for the sweet tooth

October 30th, 2015
Sugar affects liver health so choose wisely when enjoying those treats.

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s difficult not to get swept up into the holiday spirit without enjoying our favorite sweets and desserts. And sure, we’ve heard about the risks of diabetes, obesity and tooth decay from indulging in sugary treats. But do we also understand how these treats affect our [...]

Love your liver? Get up and move!

October 29th, 2015
Too much time sitting in front of the computer or TV can lead to liver damage. Break prolonged sitting with light activity and regular exercise.

The autumn chill has officially arrived, along with the enticement of snuggling under the covers with a cup of hot apple cider or a pumpkin spiced latte for weekend of Netflix marathon-ing. But as alluring as hibernation sounds, a new study reminds us to avoid long periods of sitting to keep — not only our [...]

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month: Don’t hesitate – Vaccinate!

August 31st, 2015
Don't hesitate. Vaccinate. (Photo credit: hpv vaccine, Art Writ)

As August comes to a rapid close, ADRLF joins many voices to devote special focus to National Immunization Awareness Month. Last year’s measles outbreak, which affected 668 people in 27 states around the United States, is a stark reminder of the importance of vaccination. This month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) highlights the role [...]

ADRLF on World Hepatitis Day 2015

July 27th, 2015

World Hepatitis Day is an annual celebration to promote awareness, screening and treatment of viral hepatitis. This “hidden epidemic” affects over 400 million people worldwide, and is one of the world’s top ten infectious diseases. This year, the theme  is “Prevent Hepatitis,” which aims to raise public consciousness of hepatitis A, B, C, D or [...]