Spring 2011

Up Front

Actively Aging

Thanks to comprehensive care at hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs), improved safety of clotting factor concentrates and effective treatments for hepatitis C and ...

To Your Health

Brain Fog

For years, patients with hepatitis C have complained of loss of concentration, memory lapses and shortened attention span. It turns out that ...

Vitamin D and Hemophilia

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” has garnered interest across many medical fields. For patients with hemophilia, boning up on bone health now ...

Financial Health

Could Healthcare Reform Be Repealed?

Repealing the 2010 healthcare reform law is on the agenda of many of the Republican and Tea Party representatives who won seats ...

NHF in Action

2010 Kevin Child Scholarship Winner

Kevin Child was one month short of college graduation when he died of complications from AIDS in 1989. In his memory, and ...

2011 Inhibitor Summits

Living with hemophilia and an inhibitor can be isolating; people with inhibitors constitute a small portion of an already small community. The ...

NHF Grants Allow New Families to Attend Annual Meeting

The National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF’s) Annual Meeting is the organization’s flagship event. It provides educational sessions for people with bleeding disorders and ...

Social Factor

In each issue of HemAware, we look at how local NHF chapters and associations are making a difference in their communities. ...

Washington Days 2011

Although few people relish public speaking, hitting a lifetime benefits cap or being denied access to insurance because of a pre-existing condition ...

Global Focus

Growth Opportunity

Bleeding disorders research has been growing at a fast pace over the past few years. This is great news for the bleeding ...

Features

Growing Older Proactively

Growing older with hemophilia can feel less like the golden age and more like the rust years. Stiff joints, heart issues and ...

On the Move

Fresh Air

Sean Sweeney welcomes any excuse to get outdoors. Perhaps his favorite fresh-air pastime and fitness activity is Frisbee® golf.

The sport, ...

Hemaware Jr.

Color Time!

Grab your crayons, because the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is creating a coloring book about bleeding disorders just for you, called My ...

Women's Health

Travel Rewards

More than 4,300 people from 106 countries gathered for the XXIX International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) in July ...

Spotlight

Sail Away

In each issue of HemAware, we “Take 5” with people in the bleeding disorders community and spotlight their efforts ...