Fall 2014

Healthy Bites

Alzheimer’s Burden

Women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are to be diagnosed with breast cancer, according ...

Better Blood Typing

With the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Immucor’s PreciseType™ HEA Test in May, blood typing just got better. This novel ...

Brain Pain

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by widespread pain that primarily affects women age 20 to 50. Those who have it experience persistent ...

Building Iron Levels

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have discovered a hormone called erythroferrone, which is produced in greater quantities when the ...

CDC’s Inhibitor Risk Study

A six-year study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of patients with inhibitors, antibodies to infused factor product, ...

Eat Right, Gents

A well-balanced diet is important for men as they get older. Here are a few tips from the Academy of Nutrition and ...

Melting In Your Mouth

Seasonal allergies cause itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus congestion or runny noses in millions of people. Many seek relief from a variety of ...

Nutrition Tradition

The familiar Nutrition Facts label on food and drink packages could get a new look if a proposal by the US Food ...

Scribe Solutions

With the rise in popularity of electronic health records (EHRs), some doctors are using medical scribes to save time entering data. Scribes ...

Shrink the Sodium

The Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center, a new website co-hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Eating Well ...

Up Front

Ryan White’s Passion

It was December 1984, and Ryan White was a middle school student in Kokomo, Indiana. He’d just learned during hemophilia clinic that ...

NHF in Action

An Educational Experience

For the past 10 years, people with hemophilia and their family members and caregivers have come together for a three-day workshop that ...

Global Focus

WFH Announces Scholarship Winners

Since 2007, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) has awarded the WFH Susan Skinner Memorial Fund Scholarship to young women with bleeding ...

Features

Emotional Protection

Actor and comedian Robin Williams’ suicide in August helped shine a much-needed spotlight on the prevalence of depression and other mental health ...

Mobile Health for Hemophilia

Kyle Brown is fortunate that his hemophilia treatment center (HTC) kept ordering his medications. Ideally, his prophylaxis supply should have been based ...

Remembering Ryan White

Most teenagers don’t share a piano bench with Elton John during a concert. Or drive a red Mustang, a gift from Michael ...

On the Move

Yard Workout

Your next workout is waiting just outside your door. Grab a rake, a push lawn mower and some gardening tools, and get ...

Hemaware Jr.

Home, Sweet Home, Alone

Now that your parents or grandparents are trusting you to stay home alone, you’re growing up! But if you feel a little ...

Women's Health

Battling Bruises

Kari Peepe, 35, has platelet storage pool disorder and laughingly describes herself as a bit of a klutz. This Rohnert Park, California, ...

Spotlight

Fashion Statement

Christian Harris created a collection of clothing inspired by hemophilia—both his experience of living with it as well as its history.

Family Matters

Latchkey Kids

Deciding if you should leave your child home alone can be difficult—nerve-wracking even. But it’s a choice that many parents make. About ...

Generation Next

Doctors in the Making

Perseus Patel and Michael Goldberg, both 23, have several things in common. They recently began their second year of medical school and ...

Prime Time

Aging with Arthritis

Although arthritis may worsen with aging, you can keep your joints in motion even as you age. The secret is staying active, ...

On Your Side

#HemoChat History

Social media has long been lauded for its ability to connect people with common interests, regardless of their location. When the topic ...

In the Pipeline

Adult Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis is not just for kids anymore. With the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of Kogenate®, Bayer HealthCare’s recombinant drug ...