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

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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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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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

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

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

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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

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

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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Even One High-Fat Meal May Affect Your Liver

Eating a high-fat meal—say, a cheeseburger and fries or a pepperoni pizza—disrupts liver function, a new, small study reveals.

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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

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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