NASH: The elephant in the room

NASH: The Elephant in the Room

When liver disease comes to mind, many are more familiar with the types that occur in heavy drinkers of alcohol or from hepatitis C. On the contrary, the most common chronic liver condition in Western populations is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD affects people who drink little to no alcohol but face the same …

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The Progression of Liver Disease: Stages and Complications

The Progression of Liver Disease: Stages and Complications

When an organ performs over 500 essential functions, you can understand why our overall health and life depend on it working well. There are over 100 different liver diseases, and each has the potential to damage the liver and interfere with its ability to function correctly. Even though numerous diseases affect the liver, most progressively …

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National kidney month

National Kidney Month

Did you know every day, your kidneys filter 200 liters of blood? Most people aren’t aware of how important our kidneys are. That’s in part why National Kidney Month began. Every March, health providers and educators immerse themselves into communities. Their focus is building paths to better kidney care. The Major Functions of the Kidneys …

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Doctor holding imaginary kidneys

Non-Invasive Biomarkers of NASH

The following publication discusses the latest research regarding the Non-Invasive Biomarkers of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).  Nature Medicine originally published this article, coauthored by ERG’s Vice President of Clinical Pharmacology Services Clay Dehn, on February 10th, 2022. This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

Are you familiar with the common causes of kidney disease?

5 Common Causes of Kidney Disease

Your kidneys are responsible for cleaning your blood, helping control blood pressure, making red blood cells, and more. When your kidneys are damaged, waste products and fluids can build up in your body. Various health conditions can affect the functions of the kidneys and may eventually lead to them failing if left untreated. Here are …

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October is liver awareness month

Liver Awareness Month

October is Liver Awareness Month. We are celebrating by helping our readers understand more about our body’s “workhorse” and the common diseases that can impact it. The liver is not only essential to our overall health but also to sustaining our lives. The Many Hats of the Liver Your liver performs around 500 different functions …

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The truth about low t

The Truth About Low T

Low testosterone (low T) affects millions of men in the U.S. While sexual dysfunction is the top association for this condition, a testosterone deficiency causes other symptoms. Aside from the physical side of this condition, there are other emotional and relationship impacts. There is a lot of misconceptions and falsehoods surrounding low T that can …

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Healthy volunteers create a healthier future

Top Reasons Why Healthy Volunteers Participate in Clinical Research

Clinical research is an essential tool the scientific community uses when evaluating specific medical treatments and their effect on the body. Research studies need different types of individuals to participate in them—those who are healthy and others who may have illnesses. There are many reasons to participate in clinical research studies. Here are some of …

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Have you been practicing these healthy habits for your liver health?

Healthy Habits for Liver Health

Keeping your liver healthy isn’t much different from taking care of your overall health. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, and managing chronic conditions are a few recommended changes. The liver plays a significant role in the metabolism of what we consume. Therefore, diet is an integral part of healthy habits everyone should practice for …

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