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JUNE 2014


Welcome to the June 2014 edition of the Liver Lowdown. Click on the links below and check out our featured stories for the month!

FEATURE: BILIARY ATRESIA

Biliary atresia is the leading cause of liver transplants in children. The disease occurs when bile ducts become inflamed and blocked soon after birth. This causes bile to remain in the liver, where it starts to destroy the organ.

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PATIENT PROFILE

Most people don't associate liver disease with children. Yet thousands are diagnosed with liver disease each year. Read about three kids who not only survived but thrived.

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HAPPENINGS

There is a lot going on at the American Liver Foundation and we invite you to join us in our many events. With our Liver Life Walks, Flavors, transplant reunions and webinars, there is a lot to be a part of. Here is what we have been up to during the last few weeks.

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IN THE NEWS

The American Liver Foundation is making national news on topics including liver wellness, disease prevention, screening and treatment.

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Looking for a delicious recipe to try tonight? We have one for you! Have a recipe to share? We would love to hear from you.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALF hosts a number of events throughout the year to support liver disease awareness. Check our events calendar and find one to participate in.

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Page updated: June 19th, 2014