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Fatty Liver

For all you French buffs reading this, nope, fatty liver is not foie gras, although it translates directly as such! Fatty liver is also known as hepatic steatosis. Although it is normal to have a certain amount of fat attached to the liver, too much of it can lead to liver scarring and, ultimately, failure. …

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Platelets Day

Observed year after year on the last Friday of the month of September, Sport Purple for Platelets Day truly supports all patients suffering from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a disorder marked by a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood. In turn, this causes excessive bleeding, bruising, and fatigue. Platelets are the cells …

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