Spring 2015

Healthy Bites

Cholesterol Quiz

Cholesterol continues to occupy headlines. With 1 out of 5 American adults diagnosed with high cholesterol, new guidelines are helping physicians determine ...

Contact Care

Contact lenses are comfortable and convenient. But they require special care. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...

Counting Calories Quickly

The number of calories in your favorite burger and fries combo at your local drive-thru will soon no longer be a mystery. ...

Depression Detector

A key region of the brain thought to be involved with emotion is smaller in preschoolers who were previously diagnosed with depression ...

Kidney Transplant Changes

In 2014, nearly 125,000 Americans awaited a kidney transplant; about one-fifth received one. That’s why the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), ...

Osteoporosis-related Hospitalizations

The number one cause of hospitalizations for women is not breast cancer, stroke or heart attack—it’s fractures caused by osteoporosis. A study ...

Sweet Site

If you’re looking for a sweet website, you might want to visit this one: sugarscience.org. It was launched by health scientists ...

Value of Video Games

Video games aren’t just for fun. Playing them can also improve learning capabilities, reported an October 2014 study, published in Proceedings of ...

Women and Medications

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is replacing its previous A-X system of rating the risk of prescription drugs to pregnant ...

You Booze, You Lose

In its 2014 World Cancer Report, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption when ...

Up Front

The Family Camp Experience

My first bleeding disorders conference was the North American Camping Conference for Hemophilia Organizations (NACCHO­). Through NACCHO, I discovered how truly important ...

NHF in Action

Advocating for Change

Nearly 350 members of the bleeding disorders community gathered in Washington, DC, February 24–27, 2015, for NHF’s annual advocacy event, Washington Days. ...

Global Focus

World Hemophilia Day 2015: Building a Family of Support

Every year on April 17, World Hemophilia Day is observed around the world to increase awareness of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding ...

Features

Family Camps

Caprice Sauter and her husband, Joe, knew there was a chance that the child she was carrying could have severe hemophilia if ...

Kidney Stone Solutions

It may be small, but it can bring a Navy SEAL to his knees. With its spasms of pain, a kidney stone ...

The Details on Diabetes

Super-sized sodas, mega meals and sitting for hours at the computer mean fewer folks will dodge the diabetes dart. In an August ...

VWD Summit Highights

Although they outnumber people with hemophilia by a large margin, those with von Willebrand disease (VWD) feel practically invisible at times. Some ...

On the Move

Bodyweight Basics

Skip the gym, now you can exercise the do-it-yourself way at home using bodyweight exercises. Bodyweight exercises, which include pushups and situps, ...

Hemaware Jr.

New Family Focus

Here are five things to try if you’re getting a new stepparent or stepsiblings.

Women's Health

College Health Project

As many as 2 million American women have bleeding disorders and do not know it, according to the Office on Women’s Health ...

Spotlight

Runner’s World

In each issue of HemAware, we spotlight people in the bleeding disorders community. Here, we talk to Skylar Lobdell, a 21-year-old ...

Family Matters

Blended Families and Bleeding Disorders

The blended family is here to stay. According to US Census data, in 2009 nearly 12 million children, or 16% of all ...

Generation Next

Young Advocates

During Washington Days, you can make your story count. That’s what Nikole Scappe, 23, learned last year when she joined the National ...

On Your Side

A Patient’s Perspective

Continued collaboration at venues like this workshop is the key to improving existing therapies and developing a cure for hemophilia.

In the Pipeline

All Clear for Hepatitis C

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