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Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.

Hispanics Face Highest Rate Of Diabetes-Related Illness

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer, is typically found in men older than the age of 50. According to the National Library ...

Parts Is Parts: Offal, Ranked In Order

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste

Don't run away yet, there's deliciousness to be had here.

Poison Or Medicine?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.

Conjoined Twins Separated in Groundbreaking Surgery

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 05.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Shadya and Shandell were born in Peru in February of this year. They were conjoined twin girls, joined at the abdomen, who shared a liver. Thanks to s...

New Device Keeps Liver Alive Outside Body

XPRIZE | Posted 07.20.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Peter Murray Contributor, Singularity University. In what's being called a medical first, doctors were able to keep a liver functioning outside t...

Constipation 101, Part I: You, From the Inside Out

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Extra and undigested food is processed through the intestines. Interestingly though, you don't seem to get rid of nearly half as much as you take in!

The Liver, the Toxins and You

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Your liver is the organ that does the majority of your detoxification. But if your liver is diverted to other tasks, it doesn't have the time or energy to focus on keeping your body clean.

7 Signs That You Need Acupuncture This Spring

Sara Calabro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Last week was the first day of spring. Yahoo! Except for that fact that many people don't feel so hot this time of year. The flu is -- knock on wood -- mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?

Baby Born With Organs Outside Body

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents

Andy Hoskins gushed on his blog Wednesday that his newborn son, Hayden, had gained weight. Small milestones for many infants are big ones for Hayde...

My Journey Back to Liver: The Ultimate Sacrifice

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.12.2013 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Last night a liver saved my life. OK, not literally. But a liver dish was served to me that confirmed yet again why I love this not-so-humble organ. ...

Healthy Foods You'll Be Eating In 2013

Leslie Goldman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

I asked Chicago dietician David Grotto: What are some healthy, mainstream must-eat foods that should be on everyone's shiny new grocery list for 2013? Here are his top picks.

Having It All

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Our popular culture acts as if it would make sense to optimize one wing of a plane. The plane is either fit to fly -- or not. You can't fly half a plane. Selectively cultivating the health of favored organs or body parts is a comparable flight of fancy.

Japanese Scientists Report Major Advances In Stem Cell Medicine

Posted 06.22.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/21/2012 04:44 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Japanese scientists claim to have coaxed stem cells to develop...

Prelude to a Feast

Laura Silverman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Laura Silverman

2011-11-08-Screenshot20111108at4.02.37PM.jpg The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun, and all over the country cooks are daydreaming about their menus.

Chopped Liver At Octavia's Porch

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.12.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

You all remember the beautiful Nikki Cascone from Top Chef. Well, she's opened a Jewish-themed restaurant in the East Village, the misleadingly-named ...

Pig Liver Creme Caramel

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

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4 Generations of Liver Dumpling Soup

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 10.05.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Every family has a dish, or more than one, that speaks volumes of family history. The aroma brings back memories so powerfully that a single whiff can bring a nostalgic tear to a grown man's eye.

The Link Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bacteria

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Though Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is among the most common medical problems in the country, it's not a disease you're likely to find celebrities speaking out for.

13 Bloody, Gutsy Halloween Recipes

Saveur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Saveur

This Halloween, skip the usual pumpkin overload in favor of something more literal. Channel your inner flesh-eating monster with thirteen actually cre...

Liver Transplant Death: Ryan Arnold

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado hospital said Friday that it has temporarily suspended live donor liver transplants while it investigates the death of a Sou...

Foie Gras: Something to Think About

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

I have listened to a lot of arguments regarding the treatment of ducks and geese in the production of foie gras, and I have to say that I really don't understand the moral dilemma.

The Atkins "Schmaltz" Diet: Memories of Jewish Food!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

A rabbi recently sent me an amusing email about the Jewish food we all had when young. He made reference to what he amusedly called "The Atkins Schmaltz Diet."

Search For Live Liver Donors Raises Medical, Ethical Questions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Medical advances in organ transplantation have extended lives that a few years ago would have been cut short. Yet public solicitation for organs raise...

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.