ADRLF’S Top 10 Facts on Tattoo Safety for World Hepatitis Day 2017

July 28th, 2017
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Got a tattoo or planning on getting one? Then ADRLF’s 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, […]

Healthy Frozen Pops for a Liver-Happy Summer

July 1st, 2017
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With summer now in full swing, it’s important to stay hydrated and refreshed while basking in the sun’s heat, and enjoying a holiday barbecue, an outdoor picnic, or a day at the beach. Additionally, with or without an A/C, the oppressive humidity can seep indoors, create heat stress, and require moments of cool-down escape.Use fruits […]

ADRLF Awards Grants for Hepatitis Awareness

June 27th, 2017

Promoting liver health awareness is a demanding challenge, and when it’s effective, a rewarding feat—best achieved in collaboration with like-minded allies. Much of the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation’s (ADRLF) hard-earned success has been thanks to our fruitful partnerships with fellow health advocates that are staunchly committed to their respective missions. Therefore, when we can […]

Remembering a Rock Icon and His Hep Awareness Efforts

June 9th, 2017
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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
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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
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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 […]