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Find out how to prepare and what will take place during your procedure. Read more about our Advanced Endoscopy services.

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YouTube: UC San Diego Health System Channel

Watch brief clips on liver resection, transplantation and new treatments for liver disease on the UC San Diego Health System YouTube channel. See liver related videos.

UC San Diego Health and Medicine Television
Award-winning UCSD-TV features a variety programs on liver conditions. These programs are free to watch online and available for download or as a podcast.

bullet Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Overdose

Acetaminophen is in Tylenol, Excedrin, Midol, NyQuil, Pamprin, Vicodin, Tylenol PM and many other over-the-counter and prescription medications. Taking too much acetaminophen is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Find out how to avoid acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure.

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Liver transplant links and resources are at the Center for Transplantation.

American Liver Foundation
National nonprofit dedicated to the advocacy and promotion of education, support and research for the prevention and treatment of liver disease.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths and hopes with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
The mission of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases is to advance the science and practice of hepatology, liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. The website has a small section of resources and links for the patient community.

Asian Health Foundation
The primary focus of the Asian Health Foundation is hepatitis B. Hepatitis B affects 1 in 10 Asian Americans and is a leading cause of liver cancer among this demographic.

Hepatitis B Foundation
A national nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide.

Hep B United
Hep B United aims to meet the public health challenges caused by hepatitis B by increasing awareness, testing, vaccinations and treatment.

Hepatitis C Support Project
The Hepatitis C Support Project’s mission is to provide unbiased information, support and advocacy to all communities affected by HCV and HIV/HCV co-infection and medical providers.

Hepatitis C Association
The focus of the Hepatitis C Association is to educate the public, including both patients and medical providers, about the hepatitis C virus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Viral Hepatitis
The CDC's website provides resources for the public and for health care providers on all types of viral hepatitis. The site includes resources, statistics and government-related programs.

Chronic Liver Disease Foundation
The CLDF website is an educational resource targeted to health professionals. Information includes slide decks on specific types of liver disease, reports and links to abstracts of published articles.