Summer 2010

Up Front

Fear No Needle!

A child’s fear of and protest against the hemophilia infusion process often create a stressful situation for himself and his parents, who ...

To Your Health

Pulmonary Power

The liver and lungs have something in common—factor VIII (FVIII) is produced in both. A study published in the February 11, ...

Special Delivery

Pregnant women expecting a baby with hemophilia now have a stronger case for choosing a scheduled cesarean delivery rather than a vaginal ...

Financial Health

Paying for College When You Have a Bleeding Disorder

Renée Embry, 23, has a platelet dis­order and is a full-time student at the University of Memphis. She’s double-majoring in art and ...

NHF in Action

Hemophilia Walks 2010

Merlin’s Marchers are almost ready to go. Coagul8tes gather for a group picture. The morning sun glints off the San Francisco Bay ...

Play Right

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

Social Workers Soak Up Insurance Information

In April, 40 social workers from hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) had the opportunity to network, learn and exchange best practices at the ...

Global Focus

Double Duty

Around the world, hemophilia organizations strive to improve care in whatever way they can, whether by trying to increase diagnosis rates in ...

Features

Needle Know-How

Shai,* now 8 years old, had been receiving almost-daily infusions of factor since he was diagnosed with an inhibitor at 10 ...

Pumping Iron

“Iron-poor blood” sounds like an old-fashioned ailment, but it’s not. It’s still the most common 21st-century cause of a condition called anemia ...

On the Move

Playing Sports With Hemophilia

To play or not to play? For kids with bleeding disorders, that is the question—at camp, at school, at home, ...

Hemaware Jr.

Taming the Wild Ouchies

Ouch! It hurts when you fall off your bike, scrape your knee or get a bleed in your joint.

When you take ...

Women's Health

Her Turn

A new surveillance project could lead to improved treatment and diagnosis of women and girls with bleeding disorders. The Centers for ...

Spotlight

Spread the Word

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