Fall 2015

Healthy Bites

Check Your Smoke Detectors

Alarming your home with smoke detectors is a life-saving measure. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) attributes two-thirds of fire deaths to ...

Chronic Fatigue Can Harm Your Health

A study of 35,000 Finnish people, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, showed that chronic sleep loss can cause poor ...

Controlling Surgical Bleeding Better

In April 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Raplixa™, the first spray-dried fibrin sealant, to control surgical bleeding. It ...

Healthier Hips

Although knees, ankles and elbows are the top three joints for chronic bleeds, hips can also take a hit. As men with ...

Swapping Your Stinky Shoes

That favorite pair of broken-in running or walking shoes may actually be broken down. A mere 300–500 hours of running, walking, dancing, ...

Taming the Fast Food Tiger

Cruising through the drive-thru en route to piano lessons or soccer practice doesn’t have to be a feeding frenzy of unhealthy foods. ...

Up Front

Support for Local Chapters

I have been the executive director of the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) for nearly 10 years. It has been tremendously rewarding as ...

NHF in Action

NHF’s 2015 Annual Meeting

NHF’s Opening Session at the 67th Annual Meeting in Dallas kicked off with a video showing iconic images of Texas—oil rigs and ...

Partnering for Knowledge

Hemophilia Treatment and Bleed Prevention includes three educational activities on hemophilia A or B, with individual segments designed specifically for new parents ...

Features

Reaching Out to Local Chapters

Running a local chapter for the bleeding disorders community is no easy task. Most of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF’s) 51 chapters ...

Scans in Demand

Ah, that oh-so-familiar scenario: Your ankle is tingly, feels warm to the touch and hurts. It’s a joint bleed—or is it? “These ...

The World Federation of Hemophilia Changes Lives

When the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) announced that a donation of 500 million units of factor had been made to the ...

On the Move

Gearing Up for a Family Spin

Biking gets you around, gets you in shape and gets you active with the whole family. It boosts your cardiovascular health by ...

Hemaware Jr.

5 Moving Tips Just for Kids

Moving to a new home, community and school can be hard, but also exciting.

Women's Health

Prioritizing Balance: It Starts With You

Multitasking has become a fact of life, thanks in great part to the blessing and curse of technology. Text messages, emails and ...

Spotlight

Sled Hockey Puts Hemophilia on Ice

In each issue of HemAware, we spotlight people in the bleeding disorders commu­nity. Here, we talk with ­Justin ­McClanahan, a 29-year-old ...

Family Matters

Getting Ready for a Move

Relocating can cause both excitement and angst for your entire family. And when your child has a bleeding disorder, you have even ...

Generation Next

Spotlight on NYLI

Carson Ouellette, 23, applied to the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF’s) National Youth Leadership Institute (NYLI) when he was a college sophomore. Now ...

Prime Time

Building Your Retirement

During retirement, you may yearn to travel the globe by plane or across the country in an RV. Or perhaps your wishes ...

In the Pipeline

Factoring in Factor X

Coagadex is the first FX concentrate available.