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May 2023

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The 2nd Annual Texas Liver Walk is a wrap!

Team TLF wants to thank everyone who supported the Texas Liver Foundation’s 2nd Annual Texas Liver Walk on April 1. This year’s walk was a tremendous success! We celebrated throughout morning with music, snacks, movement, and fun. Our DJ kept the tunes flowing and the spirits high and we had a surprise visit from Grammy...

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Mar 2023

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Hepatitis C Elimination

Over 2.4 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis C, and most do not know they are infected. Left untreated, hepatitis C may progress to cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer. But direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapies have a 95% cure rate. The time to eliminate hepatitis C is now, and we can do it.

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Jan 2023

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Watch our video about liver health and diet for children!

This video about the risk of fatty liver and combating it with diet for children was created by Lauren Roper, a UTHealth dietetic intern, to introduce a life-threatening condition that few people know about – fatty liver disease – and suggest how to prevent or slow its progression with one of many strategies – decreasing...

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Jan 2023

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Cooper Hanks 2023 Update!

Cooper Hanks, son of Josh and Kristen Hanks, has had a wild ride for a 12 year old, and all before he was 2!

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14

Apr 2022

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Junior Has Fatty Liver?

Dr. Rita Lepe, and co-author Gabriel Trosman, recently published “Junior Has Fatty Liver?”, a book for families and children.  She recently shared information about the book and how parents and children can learn from it.

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30

Nov 2021

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Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

This is a poster created by the Texas Liver Foundation and Doctors for Change. It shows how much sugar is in common drinks. We have placed these posters in pediatric offices across the Houston area.

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Nov 2021

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Shyam Patel’s Story

In January of 2001, I was born with biliary atresia, a liver disease in which the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver are scarred and obstructed. My parents found out when I was 1 week old. At the age of 2 weeks, weighing in at 5 pounds, I had surgery to remove the...

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