Spring 2014

Healthy Bites

Curbing Alcohol Abuse

At least 38 million American adults drink too much, yet only 1 in 6 people have talked to a healthcare professional about ...

Heart Health

The American Heart Association (AHA) wants all Americans to know the warning signs of cardiac arrest and heart attacks. Familiarize yourself with ...

Lucky 13

Patients with factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency, the rarest bleeding dis­order—occurring in 1 in 5 million births—have a new treatment option. In December ...

Migraine Relief

A new device could provide relief from migraines with aura, a type of visual, sensory or motor disturbance that happens before the ...

Safe Soap

The antibacterial soap in your bathroom may be no more effective at preventing the spread of disease than plain soap and water, ...

Sensible Snacking

Kids may crave salty chips, sugary sodas and caloric cookies at snack time. But the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) urges ...

The Eyes Have It

Steve Holcomb, 2014 US Olympic bronze medalist in the two-man bobsled, now has perfect vision. But that wasn’t always the case. Until ...

Up Front

Supporting Our Chapters

Ten years ago, the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF’s) relationship with its chapters was fractured. There was little trust—on both sides—and as a ...

NHF in Action

A Royal Welcome

Hemophilia is often called “the royal disease” because of its connection to Queen Victoria and her descendants. That nickname was particularly apt ...

The Right Tools

To be a successful advocate, you need key tools at your disposal, such as a way to voice your opinion clearly, as ...

Global Focus

A Vital Linkage

With our shared history, the World Federation of Hemophilia USA (WFH USA) and the Foundation for America’s Blood Centers (FABC) joined forces ...

Features

Fostering Growth

When Dawn Rotellini started the Rocky Mountain Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Association in Bozeman, Montana, 15 years ago to serve families in ...

Kidney Care

Unexplained weight loss. Short on stamina. Winded while running. Those symptoms landed David Britton, who has mild hemophilia A, in the emergency ...

On the Move

Water World

The pool is an excellent place to exercise. Your body is buoyant in water, putting much less weight on your joints, and ...

Hemaware Jr.

Hey, Sprout!

Butterflies flitting through the flowers. Sunflowers stretching way up high. The garden is calling. Whether you’re a critter cuddler or a plant ...

Women's Health

Ovarian Cysts

Few medical conditions mirror the pain of a burst appendix. But women with a ruptured ovarian cyst say it comes close. “I ...

Spotlight

Super Swimmer

Logan Eastburn-Hidalgo, 12, was part of a team that broke the Pennsylvania YMCA State Swimming Championship record for freestyle relay in March ...

Family Matters

Apps for Kids

Bye-bye, board games—here come iPad and iPhone games. Nearly 75% of children age 8 and under have used a mobile device for ...

Prime Time

Do the Wave

Sound waves, such as ultrasound, are used in everything from home motion-detector sensors to evaluating fetal development during pregnancy. They’re also used ...

On Your Side

A Group Effort

Bills that come up for a vote in Washington, DC, often stall as they get defeated repeatedly on the US Senate floor. ...

In the Pipeline

Hope for Hepatitis C

Update, February 9, 2016: The FDA has approved the expanded use of Daklinza®to include patients with hepatitis C virus ...