Hepatitis

The hepatitis viruses all cause acute inflammation of the liver, and some infections related to hepatitis B and C may become chronic. READ MORE

Hepatitis

Have You Been Tested for Hepatitis C?

Have You Been Tested for Hepatitis C?

Routine screening for hepatitis C—which can destroy the liver over time—should occur in all American adults, a key government panel recommended Tuesday.

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The Importance of Screening for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are at increased risk for hepatitis C, so it's important to get tested and begin treatment as soon as possible.

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Fatty Liver Disease

Liver disease is not always related to alcohol

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Enfermedad de hígado graso no alcohólico

Enfermedad de hígado graso no alcohólico

La incidencia de EHGNA está aumentando. Esto es lo que debe saber sobre las distintas etapas de la enfermedad, así como sobre las recomendaciones de prevención y tratamiento.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

NAFLD is on the rise. Here’s what to know about the disease’s various stages, as well as prevention and treatment guidelines

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St. Patrick’s Day: A time to Toast … Your Liver

St. Patrick’s Day: A time to Toast … Your Liver

Let's celebrate the magnanimous dedication of our liver to keep our whole body fed and alive

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Liver Cancer Risks That May Surprise You

Liver Cancer Risks That May Surprise You

About 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with primary liver cancer each year. Here’s what you need to know.

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I Was Diagnosed With a Rare Autoimmune Liver Disease Before I Had Any Symptoms

I Was Diagnosed With a Rare Autoimmune Liver Disease Before I Had Any Symptoms

After a PBC diagnosis, I learned to self-advocate and discovered my “own normal.”

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How You're Hurting Your Liver

How You're Hurting Your Liver

The liver plays an important role for your body from producing cholesterol, bile and proteins to storing minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. Here are some habits that you may not realize are harming your liver.

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Common Misconceptions About Liver Cancer

Common Misconceptions About Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is often called a "silent" disease because symptoms are rarely visible in the early stages. Misconceptions often surround this stealthy disease.

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Signs of Liver Cancer That Can Fly Under the Radar

Signs of Liver Cancer That Can Fly Under the Radar

Liver cancer is less common in the United States than it is worldwide, but it is often caught late and is increasingly fatal. It's important to recognize the signs of liver cancer.

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Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S.

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S.

Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years.

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More Evidence Links Obesity to Liver Cancer

Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests.

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5 Steps to Take Charge of Your Liver Health

5 Steps to Take Charge of Your Liver Health

The liver is our largest organ, and yet we often ignore it. These tips can help you take charge of your liver health.

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

NAFLD and NASH:
Up to 25 percent of people in the United States are affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is characterized by accumulation of fat in the liver that is not attributed to alcohol. Approximately one-third of NAFLD patients will develop nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a severe form of NAFLD with inflammation that is associated with increased risk for liver cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and primary liver cancer. More than 10 percent of adults may be living with NASH. READ MORE

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