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Liver Disease

A Cup of Joe for a Toast to Life: Healing and Recovery

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

Everybody knows about the proverbial apple a day, but how about the world's most popular beverage? I'm referring to the beneficial properties of co...

The Scary Truth About Too Much Salt

Adonia Dennis | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Adonia Dennis

Carefully manage your daily salt intake, and if you at any time notice symptoms of high blood pressure and fluid retention, don't take your time and wait for things to get better. Go to the doctor and inform him about your problems, and make sure to tell him about your daily salt intake

The Search For A ‘Perfect’ Organ Cost My Wife Her Life

Brian L. Clark | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian L. Clark

Waiting for someone else to die so your spouse can live is an awful position. But that's exactly what we were doing, hoping to take advantage of someone else's misfortune. Looking back, it's clear the transplant system in this country is an abject disaster.

Drinking Coffee Linked To Lower Rates Of Liver Cirrhosis

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.20.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Drinking more coffee might help reduce the kind of liver damage that's associated with overindulging in food and alcohol, a review ...

The Daily Habit That's Hurting Your Liver

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

It's well known that sitting has been associated with obesity, diabetes and even anxiety, but the simple act of sitting can have adverse effects on th...

A Time to Cure: The Growing Case for New Hepatitis C Treatments

Ryan Clary | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Ryan Clary

The reality is that hepatitis C is the only deadly disease for which curative treatment is widely withheld from patients. Imagine if an insurer mandated that a cancer patient reach metastatic levels before receiving chemotherapy, or that a diabetic lose a limb before being eligible for insulin treatment.

Stop Blaming the Victims of Eating Disorders

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 07.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Eating disorders are not a choice. Eating disorders are a mental illness like Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and they are treatable. I get a lot of flak for emphasizing the biological predisposition for eating disorders, for de-emphasizing the personal narrative, for banging on about "not your fault, not your parents' fault, not society's fault."

Why Boosting My Son's Immune System Is the Most Important Thing in the World

Nishma Shah | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Nishma Shah

Our story started in 2005 when my beautiful son was born. When he was four weeks old we knew something was not right, and we rushed him to hospital. T...

Why Hepatitis C Still Kills 16,000 Americans Per Year, and What We Can Do About It

Ryan Clary | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Ryan Clary

A landmark public-health achievement -- stopping suffering and death from end-stage liver disease and liver cancer, while reducing and even eliminating new infections -- is well within our grasp. But we must commit to this plan and work fast.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Ron Dicker

Boy, 6, Writes Book To Raise $30,000 For Pal With Rare Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

Dylan Siegel goes beyond what many first graders might do for a pal. Siegel, a 6-year-old from Los Angeles, wrote a book called "Chocolate Bar" to ...

Obesity and Liver Disease in the Hispanic Community

Michael Goran | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Goran

Public health officials also have a role to play. They should culturally tailor educational programs for the Hispanic community about the dangers of overconsumption of sugar and high fructose corn syrup in particular.

PHOTOS: Reddit Users Send Hundreds Of Letters To Stranger Dying From Liver Disease

Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact

Though loving family members constantly support his dying uncle, Sean O’Connor turned to complete strangers to help lift his relative’s spirits. ...

What's the Big Deal About a Fatty Liver?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you see that "fatty liver" diagnosis on your ultrasound report, see it as an indication that you need to make sure your cholesterol and sugar levels are okay and that you keep your weight and lifestyle as healthy as possible.