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Welcome to the February 2014 edition of the Liver Lowdown. Click on the links below and check out our featured stories for the month!
If you are a baby boomer, you are at risk for hepatitis C. Of the more than 3 million Americans who have hepatitis C, more than 75% were born between 1945 and 1965.
Our core programs are tailored for people of all ages, whether they are living with or at risk for liver disease. The American Liver Foundation® (ALF) implements a variety of education programs about liver health and wellness and ways to prevent, treat and live with liver disease.
On January 23, 2014, more than 300 people tuned in to the American Liver Foundation's webinar on hepatic encephalopathy (HE); the first of a four-part webinar series ALF will be presenting on a variety of liver disease topics.
Thirty people from around the country ran nearly 754 miles collectively and raised $106,944 to support the American Liver Foundation®. The ALF Liver Life Challenge®, part of the annual Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend, took place January 8-12th in Orlando, Florida. Proceeds benefit ALF's national and regional programs.
The American Liver Foundation® has a wealth of information about liver disease prevention, screening/testing and treatment.
You only have one liver, yet most people don't give much thought to their livers and the vital function it serves. The good news is that you can protect yourself. Here are 5 ways.