Why Recognize Hepatitis Awareness Month? Here’s what you need to know

May 25th, 2015
Awareness if important to combat hepatitis. (Image courtesy of CDC.gov)

In the US alone, about 3.5-5 million people are believed to be living with hepatitis, the majority of which are not aware of having the disease — thus we are facing a “silent epidemic.” Hepatitis is responsible for up to 18,000 deaths each year, making it one of the leading infectious diseases that seriously impact [...]

ADRLF’s “Karaoke Nights 2: V-Day Edition” Benefit — Celebrating the Power of Song for a Great Cause

February 22nd, 2015

Not even the winter cold could stop ADRLF, the Ryan Health Network and friends from coming together for a night of great music and a great cause at the ADRLF 2nd Karaoke Nights. Co-produced with ADRLF’s longstanding partners in health, the William F. Ryan Community Health Center, this year’s successful Valentine’s Day-themed fundraiser was held [...]

Buy Your Tix Now! ADRLF’s 2015 Karaoke Nights Benefit on Feb 12th!

January 21st, 2015

Buy Your Tix Now! ADRLF’s 2015 Karaoke Nights Benefit: Valentine’s Day Edition, Feb 12th! Another year, another chance to advocate for liver health! Join the Board of the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) — in partnership with the William F. Ryan Community Health Network — at its second-ever KARAOKE NIGHTS, a benefit to help [...]

ADRLF, Ryan Center & LESHRC team up for free hepatitis testing, vaccination and awareness

January 20th, 2015
The power of collaboration: ADRLF, Ryan Center and LESHRC, side by side to promote liver health awareness.

Indeed, 2014 was a successful year in following through on its mission, in providing free hepatitis screenings, collaborating with established and new health partners, expanding community outreach, and promoting liver-health awareness for the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation. In partnership with the William F. Ryan Community Health Network and the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC), ADRLF focused its [...]

How to celebrate a liver-loving holiday

December 25th, 2014
Christmas holiday background with blank chalkboard

It’s that time of the year again when the halls are decked with brightly lit Christmas wreaths, menorahs, Kwanzaa decorations and Holiday parties underway! But much as we all enjoy the frenzy, it cannot be denied that the holiday season can stress out our body – and liver – as well.  So how can we [...]

ADRLF and the Ryan Center Team-up for FREE HEPATITIS SCREENINGS & VACCINATIONS on Monday November 17th in downtown Manhattan with the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center

November 15th, 2014
ADRLF 11 2014

The Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation is re-teaming with the William F. Ryan Center to offer FREE Hepatitis testing and vaccinations in the Lower East Side with the Ryan Center’s fully equipped mobile outreach van. Specifically, on offer will be Hep B vaccines, Hep C Testing, and a host of other medical services, including: the [...]

Trick or Treat! Liver care for the sweet tooth

October 30th, 2014
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 deserts. 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 [...]

Treat Your Hepatitis C: Options for the uninsured and underinsured

October 23rd, 2014

Over 150 million people are affected with hepatitis C worldwide, with more succumbing to this disease than HIV in a given year. Thus a wave of enthusiasm ignited when a promising new drug was announced last year. However, at a costly and contested price per pill, what does this treatment really mean to hepatitis C [...]

Let’s Celebrate Liver Awareness Month this October!

September 29th, 2014
Passing along an important reminder. Photo Credit: American Liver Foundation.

There is another kind of ‘Octoberfest’ being celebrated each year, apart from the widely held German tradition. This celebration embraces liver health in recognition of its vital role in our general well-being — October is Liver Awareness Month. Why celebrate liver awareness at all? As the largest gland in the body, the liver is responsible [...]

FLASHBACK to WORLD HEPATITIS MONTH as ADRLF continued the fight against Hepatitis!

September 24th, 2014
Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

As Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off last week, the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation flashes back to share some of the organization’s slate of activities over the recent seasons that included two Latino-focused healthcare initiatives in the forefront of its year-round commitment to the battle against hepatitis. ADRLF joined fellow New York City leaders and [...]