Summer 2014

Healthy Bites

Buckle Up Kids

There’s a good reason to buckle up every time you get in the car. Seat belts have saved hundreds of thousands of ...

Flu Shot Reminder

Flu season is just around the corner, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than 6 ...

Get Moving Today

Despite the urging of their doctors and public health experts, many Americans are still not moving enough to meet the minimum recommendations ...

HTC Obesity Study

Most hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) say obesity is a “big” or “moderate” concern and that they need protocols, educational materials and communication ...

Limiting Screen Time

Children spend up to seven hours each day in front of a television, computer, tablet or cellphone screen. This can cause attention ...

Managing Migraines

Ask a teenager what it’s like to have a migraine, and they’ll say it’s the worst. There goes drama club, pet sitting ...

Metal Allergies and Surgery

That rash you developed after wearing earrings made of nickel could determine what types of metal to use in your upcoming knee ...

New Approval for HPV Test

In April 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the cobas human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a stand-alone screening tool ...

Stroke Prevention for Women

Although men and women both experience strokes, an interruption of blood flow to the brain, their symptoms can vary. That’s why the ...

Up Front

The ACA and You

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 signaled a time of promise for those affected by ...

NHF in Action

NHF’s HANDI Library Goes Digital

In January, the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) announced the dedication of the NHF/Novo Nor­disk HANDI Library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its ...

Springtime on the Hudson

On April 28, on the banks of the Hudson River, the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) welcomed 250 people to its fourth annual ...

Global Focus

World Hemophilia Day 2014

On April 17, 2014, the global bleeding disorders community joined together to celebrate World Hemophilia Day. It was a day to encourage ...

Features

Charting Your Course

Having the right health insurance can mean the difference between smooth sailing and being shipwrecked when it comes to coverage for factor, ...

Mediterranean Makeover

In millions of American households, “Beef: It’s what’s for dinner” is not only a slogan, but also a staple. But those who ...

Sights to See in DC

If you’re headed to NHF’s 66th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, September 18–20, be sure to check out some of these popular ...

Sleep Tight

Fatigue is the best pillow, said Benjamin Franklin. But pain is not. Pain ruins a good night’s sleep and causes your daytime ...

Teachable Moments

When Michelle Rice’s older son, Lance, was 5 days old, he had an intra­cranial hemorrhage and spent three weeks in the neonatal ...

On the Move

The Great Outdoors

With almost limitless options to exercise, play sports and stay physically active, the world outside your window is an ideal place to ...

Hemaware Jr.

Artistic Fun

You can express your thoughts and feelings without talking. There’s a different way of sharing how you feel about living with a ...

Women's Health

Moving to the Music

When it comes to music and movement, everyone has an innate rhythm. The pulse of reggae, the gliding feel of waltz or ...

Spotlight

Hemophilia Harmony

In each issue of HemAware, we spotlight people in the bleeding disorders community. Here, we talk to Matthew Tache and Billy ...

Family Matters

A Balancing Act

Nine years ago, when Janet Patterson prepared to return to work after having her second baby boy, she worried. She had to ...

Generation Next

Dating Disclosure

Dating is hard enough, but add your bleeding disorder to the meet-and-greet mix and things can get more complicated. You wonder if ...

Prime Time

Cardio Care

New cholesterol guidelines published last year, developed jointly by the American College of Cardiologists and the American Heart Association, indicate that nearly ...

In the Pipeline

Durable Drug

Correction, October 1, 2014: Alprolix was not the first new FIX product in 17 years. It was preceded by Baxter’s RIXUBIS [Coagulation ...