| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Americans' bad diets are leading many people to have their gallbladders removed because of gallstones. The stones, which can vary in size, are not usually problematic if they are asymptomatic. People with symptoms such as extreme abdominal pain may be...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The stunning blond chef Jamie Gwen stepped up to the microphone to address the several hundred guests who had gathered at the Fairmont Newport Beach for the 10th anniversary of the American Liver Foundation's Flavors of Orange County culinary gala....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:37 AM
For the first time since he bought it, T.J. Hawthorne shut off his phone. He shut the door. He closed out the world. But from his computer, he reached out to it.
By hitting the "Share" button on his Facebook page, Hawthorne released his secret. For...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:22 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through needles tainted with his own blood reached an agreement with prosecutors that would give him a sentence of as little as 30 years...
| Apr 8, 2011
Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering the hepatitis B virus, which causes severe liver disease and cancer, and who later developed the vaccine that protects against it, has died. He was 85....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California already has begun to comply with a federal court order to reduce its prison count by 9,600 by the end of December.
State contracts with Corrections Corp. of America to continue to house 9,000 inmates in out-of-state prisons were...
| May 26, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Mario Ramos stirs a pot of beans with a bent spatula as the men crowd into the kitchen, the ragged line stretching out the splintered doorway.
Years ago, Ramos, 45, grilled up pricey seafood in a tiki-themed restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Sydney L. "Syd" Burgee, former vice president of operations at Union Memorial Hospital, died Friday of liver disease at his Bel Air home. He was 80.
The son of an accountant and a homemaker, Sydney Lanier Burgee was born in Baltimore and raised in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Obesity in America is an epidemic. The percentage of population that is overweight or obese has never been higher. Along with this phenomenon go higher rates of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems such as arthritis. Obesity is a...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Did you know that Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and the number one reason for liver transplants in America? Between 1999 and 2007, more people died from Hepatitis C related complications than HIV. Despite this, many people live with the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:06 AM
You don't have to be a heavy drinker to suffer from liver problems. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become the most common chronic liver disease in all developed countries, including the United States, says Dr. Srinevas K. Reddy, assistant...