As a successful practicing attorney, father of two young children and supportive husband, Joel Elliott is quite accustomed to the on-the-go lifestyle. So much so that his wife Cristy explains, “He is the gas, I am the brake.” With 18 years of marriage down and many more to go, the couple did not let the … Continue reading A gift of love: Wife saves husband’s life through organ donation
Usually it’s the son who looks up to his dad as his hero but for me, my son is my hero. His selfless decision to donate his liver saved my life. I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in September 2018. While I had been showing symptoms for a while prior, I was still … Continue reading How my son saved my life by donating his liver
Have you heard the news? Recent reports reveal that the number of Americans dying from liver cancer has increased by 43 percent over the past 16 years. But what’s behind this disturbing trend — and should you be worried? Lack of screening for Hepatitis C Hepatitis C, a virus that gradually eats away at the … Continue reading Why are more people dying from liver cancer?
We wear red for cardiovascular health, buy pink to support breast cancer research, stop smoking to prevent lung cancer. Too much sugar intake and we will develop diabetes. We hear these messages every day. But is anyone talking about the disease that is killing more baby boomers than any other cause? According to the Center … Continue reading 14 things you should know about liver disease
For many people, waiting on a liver transplant can take years on the current wait list. According to Donate Life Texas, an average of 18 people die every day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. The traditional organ donor model of waiting on a deceased donor organ to match the recipient has created significant wait … Continue reading Living liver donors shorten wait times for those needing a transplant
More people in the U.S. die of liver disease than is generally believed, according to a recent research paper by Sumeet Asrani, M.D., a Baylor Research Institute scientist and hepatology specialist. “The main message of the paper,” Dr. Asrani said, “is that liver disease is common and liver-related mortality is underestimated. For example, according to the … Continue reading Liver Disease is More Deadly Than We Think
Find Out What It Is And How To Prevent It When you think of patients who are diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver or fatty liver disease, you may be picturing an alcoholic who has been drinking heavily for years. But, that’s not the case anymore. There’s a disturbing new trend in liver disease and … Continue reading Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise