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Home > Education Resources > Liver Lowdown > Liver Lowdown Mar/Apr 2016

Liver Lowdown


Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Liver Lowdown. Click on the links below and check out our featured stories for the month!

FEATURE: LIVER CANCER RATES CONTINUE TO RISE

This month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. Liver cancer increased 72 percent between 2003 and 2012 and the rate of deaths due to liver cancer is increasing faster than any other type of cancer. According to the report, liver cancer-related death rates were highest among populations most commonly diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections.

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS...

The Liver Lemon Dare to Care (#liverlemondare) is a national effort to bring awareness and raise critical funds to find cures and provide treatment to the millions of Americans that are affected by over 100 different types of liver disease.

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SNACK COMPANY CONTINUES TO GIVE A CHIP ABOUT LIVER DISEASE

For years, the American Liver Foundation has been featured on every bag of Deep River Snacks’ Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips. This month, Deep River expands its effort to raise awareness about liver disease via an advertising campaign in airports across the United States.

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LAL-D WEBINAR COMING UP ON 4/1

Lysomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LALD) is a condition that looks a lot like NAFLD. If you've been diagnosed with fatty liver disease, we encourage you register here to attend our webinar and learn more about this rare and often underdiagnosed disorder. The presentation features an expert overview from Dr. Barbara Burton. Brief Q &A to follow!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

As we Spring forward, we've got a variety of events planned around the country in the next month. Find out what's going on near you!

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