October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, making it a good time to talk about the symptoms and risk factors associated with liver cancer. Liver cancer incidence has more than tripled since 1980 with an estimated 33,000 patients diagnosed with liver cancer in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]
For many people, liver health isn’t really on their radar. With 100 million Americans estimated to have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and rates of NAFLD doubling in children over the past 20 years according to the Liver Foundation, the condition needs to be on your mind. About the size of a football, your liver […]
What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the liver. The liver carries out many vital tasks, which include the distribution of nutrients within the bloodstream as well as filtering the blood of harmful waste and toxins. When the liver is inflamed, it is unable to do these tasks effectively. […]
Today is World Hepatitis Day! Worldwide 400 million people are infected with viral hepatitis; a disease that kills 1.4 million people every year. With better awareness and understanding of how to prevent hepatitis, we can eliminate this global killer! Check out the World Health Organization’s infographic and learn the facts! http://worldhepatitisday.org
A recent article was published featuring the work of Dr. Humberto Aguilar and the coordinators of the Louisiana Research Center. Click here to read the entire article.