Winter 2014

Up Front

The Value of Genetic ­Counseling

Adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine—these are the simple, yet complex building blocks of our DNA. To most, these words seem like a ...

To Your Health

Acetaminophen Caution

Acetaminophen is a time-tested pain reliever that many people reach for when headaches or muscle and joint pain become unbearable. But in ...

FDA Approves New HIV Drug

When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tivicay® (dolutegravir), a new drug to treat HIV, in August 2013, it ...

NHF in Action

A Turning Point

Hemophilia of South Carolina (HSC) was at a crossroads in March 2013. The 40-year-old, all-volunteer chapter had been facing some struggles, stagnant ...

Halloween Hit

Alex Borstein is notable for a number of things—as the voice of the preternaturally patient Lois Griffin on FOX’s long-running animated hit ...

Record Turnout

The National Hemophilia Founda­tion’s (NHF’s) Annual Meeting brings together people with bleeding disorders and their families, providers and industry representatives during a ...

Global Focus

WFH’s Humanitarian Aid Program

One of the greatest challenges in trying to improve the lives of people with bleeding disorders in developing countries is ensuring access ...

Features

Genetic Counseling

In the bleeding disorders community, genetic counselors serve as bridges. They help families span the gap between suspecting a bleeding disorder and ...

Osteoporosis In Kids With Bleeding Disorders

Running, jumping, walking and weightlifting have something in common—they build bone density and strength. Hematologists now recommend some degree of bone-building physical ...

Pain Medication Safety

Many women with bleeding disorders deal with pain, and it’s not easy to handle. Heather Mary Doherty, 47, knows that from experience. ...

On the Move

Muscle Matters

“Muscle chisel” is an all-guy workout class that encourages men with bleeding disorders to focus on fitness. It’s a chance to sweat, ...

Hemaware Jr.

You’ve Got the Beat

Boom, chaka chaka, boom!

Hear that? That’s the sweet sound of your pain going away.

Women's Health

Exercise and Menstrual Cramps

Heating pad. Salt and vinegar potato chips. TV remote control. These creature comforts help many women get through that time of the ...

Spotlight

Creative Outlet

Justin Levesque, co-founder of FOLX, launched the Art Stars program to highlight creative achievement in the bleeding disorders community.