Winter 2012

Up Front

Researcher Support Critical to New Drug Development

The bleeding disorders community is in a unique period of drug development. Almost every pharmaceutical company currently producing factor products is developing ...

To Your Health

Fight the Flu

If you didn’t get a flu shot last fall, it’s not too late. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...

von Willebrand Chain Reaction

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that von Willebrand factor (VWF), which helps the body round ...

Financial Health

Insurance and Healthcare Outlook for 2012

The US healthcare system is challenged by high costs during this tough economic period. Decisions about how to rein in these costs ...

NHF in Action

A Fond Farewell to Four Veteran Chapter Directors

The National Hemophilia Foundation’s network of chapters plays an immensely important role in the bleeding disorders community. Chapters provide programs and places ...

Walks Gain Ground

With exotic bird cries filling the air, more than 600 participants in the Florida Hemophilia Association (FHA) Walk meandered down the paths ...

Global Focus

Rendezvous in Paris

The City of Light beckons the bleeding disorders community as the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) hosts its World Congress there July ...

Features

Excused Absences

After Jonathan Seaman began missing day after day of first grade because of inhibitor complications and hospital stays, his teacher suggested she ...

Treatment Breakthroughs

The marketing terms “new and improved” and “longer lasting” are not limited to the latest brand of chewing gum. They also apply ...

On the Move

Speed Racer

Mary Ellen Ciganovich, 59, works out nearly every day, but for her, exercise is anything but routine. She engages in interval training, ...

Hemaware Jr.

Game On!

Elbows. Knees. Ankles. All those bendy, bony parts of your body let you run, jump and skip. And sometimes it’s so fun, ...

Women's Health

An Ounce of Prevention

Ryanne Radford had been getting an annual Pap test for about eight years without any complications. But after a Pap test in ...

Spotlight

Wheels in Motion

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