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A growing number of transplant programs are barring patients who refuse COVID vaccines or giving them lower priority on waiting lists.
Use of cholesterol-lowering medications was also associated with reduced mortality from liver cancer and other causes.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before COVID-19, but the pandemic has dramatically added to the toll.
Racial differences in waiting list placement improved in states that expanded Medicaid.
Many people with fatty liver disease have obesity, diabetes and other metabolic conditions.
People with advanced liver cirrhosis are at greater risk for severe COVID-19 illness and death.
Veteran bluesman Curtis Salgado was told his liver cancer would kill him in six months. That was 14 years ago.
Transplants due to hepatitis C have dropped dramatically, especially among people with liver cancer.
The 39-year-old mother was well known online for her posts detailing her diagnosis and fight for treatment.
Rick George credits his spiritual life with seeing him through multiple health crises, including liver cancer.
Analysts say marketing really doesn’t provide full information about the quality and cost of services.
A review of the major findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in San Francisco
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