Summer 2015

Healthy Bites

Avoiding Lightning Strikes

Summer storms can materialize in a moment, so be prepared in case you get caught in the open when lightning strikes. But ...

Be Active and Stay Hydrated

Summertime draws you out of winter hibernation and into exercise mode. If you or your kids routinely exercise when it’s hot, sunny ...

Distracted Driving Dangers

Taking your eyes off the road for the few seconds it takes to read, type or send a text message can be ...

IOM Renames Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In February 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) renamed chronic fatigue syndrome as systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), better reflecting the main ...

Kids, Lighten Your Load

Although snails carry their houses on their backs, children shouldn’t. These days, backpacks serve as a catch-all for school supplies, a lunch ...

Luggage Lessons

Hoisting a heavy suitcase into your car or the overhead bin on an airplane can lead to neck, back and shoulder injuries, ...

New Research on Peanut Allergies

For years, allergists have warned parents of susceptible children to avoid peanuts. Further, during the past 10 years, peanut allergies in children ...

Soothing Sunburns

Summer fun often means boating on the lake, swimming at the seashore and playing sports outdoors. But even the most protective sunscreens, ...

Up Front

Research and Education Work Together

Nearly two decades ago I joined a team of researchers, mostly comprising physician-scientists, to help develop a gene therapy for hemophilia at ...

NHF in Action

A Look at the Spring Soiree

NHF held its 5th annual Spring Soiree on May 21, 2015. The more than 200 guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of ...

Blood Donor Deferral Policy

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) commends the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for initiating development of a national blood ­surveillance monitoring ...

Global Focus

Treatment Around the World

The US bleeding disorders community will welcome the world to the 2016 World Federation of Hemophilia’s (WFH’s) World Congress in Orlando, Florida, ...

Features

Information for All Providers

When a person with hemophilia seeks medical care outside his or her hemophilia treatment center (HTC), most likely the physician has little ...

Recognizing Great Clinical Work

NHF is committed to the training and support of clinician-researchers in hematology.

Stroke Prevention

Don’t tune out news stories about strokes just because you have hemophilia and think you’re protected. A 2011 study published in Haemophilia ...

On the Move

Swim Time

Swimming provides equal parts fun and good-for-you physical activity. It is one of the safest ways to be active for people with ...

Hemaware Jr.

Bullies, Be Gone!

What’s a kid like me supposed to do when a bully picks on me?

Women's Health

Treating Nosebleeds

A glass-walled office offers no privacy when you’re hunched over a trash can with a nosebleed. So says Michelle Cecil, past president ...

Spotlight

Giving Back to the Bleeding Disorders Community

In each issue of HemAware, we spotlight someone in the bleeding disorders community. This issue, we speak with Dawn Pollard, who, ...

Family Matters

Back-to-School Basics

Follow these back-to-school sug­gestions for your child with a bleeding disorder:

Generation Next

Career Choices

Whether you’ve known what you wanted to be since you were a kid or have no clue what’s next, your later teen ...

Prime Time

Under Pressure

Although you can’t feel it, it can hurt you. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that should keep us on ...

In the Pipeline

Hepatitis C Drugs Update

An array of new medications to treat HCV hit the market.