Great American Music City Pickleball Fest

Great American Music City Pickleball Fest

Support the Mid South Liver Alliance at The Great American Music City Pickleball Fest.   July 2 and 3 at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville.   This event was created to: Promote the great sport of pickleball and its popularity as America's fastest growing health and wellness sport to Nashville and its surrounding...

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Walk With Me

Walk With Me

Join the Fun! Walk With Me kicks off October 1 and continues each day with the virtual walkathon through the month of October! Sign Up to be an individual walker --- or grab friends and create a Team! Walk with a friend OR Walk with our virtual walking buddies. The goal is to make daily walking part of your every day...

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Marketplace Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment extends to January 15, 2022, for people who need to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Below are links and the specific deadlines for getting the insurance you need. Enroll by December 15, 2021 for coverage that starts on January 1, 2022. Open Enrollment ends January 15,...

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Recap Liver Focus October 2021

Recap Liver Focus October 2021

Find the Recap of the Liver Focus from October 2021 with the full video of Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer:    Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer was presented by Dr. Hannah P. Kim, Hepatologist from Vanderbilt Medical Center; Dr. Joseph Owen, Radiologist with...

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The Liver Meeting

The Liver Meeting

Hello Liver Patients! The Liver Meeting is planned specifically for YOU! November 12 - 15, 2021 4 Full Days - 20 Great Sessions! There is a $50 registration fee for patient attendees charged by AASLD. Click for Registration Link Jam Packed with so much News You Can Use: Download Your Copy of the Full Agenda  ...

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NASH Patient and Caregiver Survey

NASH Patient and Caregiver Survey

You are invited by Global Liver Institute and the Liver Action Network to participate in an important survey for people who currently have or previously had nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), or are a caregiver of an individual with NASH. This survey is designed to collect anonymous information about your...

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What About COVID-19 and Liver Disease

What About COVID-19 and Liver Disease

Mid South Liver Alliance is  working with the AASLD to help get important information out about COVID-19 and the special implications for patients with Chronic Liver Disease.    Within a very few months of the global pandemic of COVID-19 , it became clear that the virus was more severe in patients over the age of 65,...

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Liver Focus: Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer

Liver Focus: Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer

Recognizing Risk Factors. Catching the Diagnosis. Management of Liver Cancer.- OBJECTIVES Understand risk factors for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Understand how to diagnose Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Be able to describe non-operative procedures for the treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Be able to describe...

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Jaundice

Jaundice

Almost every visit to a health provider, results in a bilirubin test to make sure that it is in a normal range. Newborns are tested right way for bilirubin levels which are often high at birth and then correct on their own. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that happens when red blood cells are being broken down in the...

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Cholangiocarcinoma

Cholangiocarcinoma

Cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer is a rare but aggressive type of liver cancer. Bile ducts are the narrow tubes that carry bile from the gall bladder through the liver and onward to the small intestine. Bile is the digestive fluid that breaks down food and metabolizes it for the body to use and filters the...

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Variceal Bleeding

Variceal Bleeding

Blood travels through the liver as part of normal circulation. If the liver has blockages or scarred areas that restrict the blood’s normal path, the flow of blood will attempt to push its way through using the smaller veins in the liver. This places a lot of pressure on the smaller sized veins as the normal amount...

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Ascites

Ascites

Liver disease causes the liver to function with less efficiency. The result is that fluids begin to build up in the liver. Over time, the pressure of this additional fluid begins to leak out into the belly. There is a layer of tissue in the belly that has two sheets. This tissue is the peritoneum and covers the...

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Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy Your liver works hard to remove toxins from the blood to help your system void. When the liver does not function properly, toxins build up in the blood. When toxins start to go to the brain, a person can begin show symptoms of confusion, become forgetful and may have a sweet or musty smelling...

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Advanced Advocacy Training

Advanced Advocacy Training

Since 1017, the Global Liver Institute has offered the Advanced Advocacy Academy to train volunteers to effectively advocate for liver health with elected and appointed officials. Volunteer advocates have been liver patients, family members, caregivers and concerned community members who acquire the information,...

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Medical Advisory Board

Medical Advisory Board

Mid South Liver Alliance August meeting of the Medical Advisory Board is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2021, beginning at 6:00 pm. Zoom links for the Committee members will be delivered via email prior to the meeting.

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Great Food Choices for Liver Health

Great Food Choices for Liver Health

You’ve gotten the news that you have some liver disease or maybe you are just looking for a way to help this hard-working organ before you have a diagnosis of liver disease. The question is what to do now. The challenge to walk or increase your exercise, eat a healthy diet and keep your weight in a normal range are...

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Some Tumors are Benign

Some Tumors are Benign

There are liver abnormalities that are benign or harmless. For the most part they are found on some routine CT or MRI being conducted for an entirely different reason since they generally cause no symptoms or pain. It does, however, mean that once they have been spotted, these abnormal spots will be tracked in...

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