Winter 2016

Healthy Bites

Build a Better Breakfast

Cold cereal with milk provides good nutrition for kids at breakfast time, but it’s not the only way to break the fast. ...

Energy Drinks: Hazardous to Kids’ Health

With their sleek, shiny cans and cool logos, energy drinks entice kids and teens by the millions. Despite their claims, these beverages ...

If Teens Don’t Snooze, They Lose

For teens, sleeping is as important as socializing. But about four out of five middle and high schools start before the recommended ...

New Data on Disability

When the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System added five functional disability types to a survey, the answers people gave were interesting. The ...

New Tax-Free Accounts for People with Disabilities

Until now, people with a disability could only keep $2,000 in a savings account if they wanted to stay on Medicaid or ...

Pet-iculars

In the US, pets rule the roost in many households. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ...

Safe Arthritis Supplements

Some people swear by supplements to ease the ache of their arthritic joints. Be sure yours are safe and effective. That’s where ...

Senior Screenings for Brain Health

A 2015 consensus panel of the ­International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics agreed that it was time for all seniors over 70 ...

Shoo, Flu

To avoid the knock-down, drag-out symptoms and complications of influenza (flu), take preventive steps now. Get yourself and your family vaccinated. But ...

Space Heater Safety

Drafty windows and unevenly heated rooms mean that many people turn to space heaters to stay warm in winter. But those portable ...

Up Front

MASAC’s Work in VWD

The complexities of VWD diagnosis and treatment require evaluation and management by an HTC, a trained hematologist, and the dedication of NHF ...

NHF in Action

Fun and Fundraising

“What’s So Bloody Funny?” NHF’s evening of comedy, brought together established and up-and-coming performers to the Gotham Comedy Club in New York ...

Inhibitor Education Summits

For more than 10 years, the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) has been committed to providing specialized educational opportunities to members of the ...

Features

Above and Beyond

“THINK BETTER. THINK BIGGER. THINK BEYOND.”

These are the themes Steven W. Pipe, MD, laid out in summer 2015 as part of ...

Rare Finds

They’re the rarest of the rare: bleeding disorders like platelet storage pool disorder and factor XIII deficiency that affect only a miniscule ...

Taking a Peek at Pharmacokinetic (PK) Studies

Prophylaxis, a treatment regimen of regular factor infusions, ideally prevents bleeding in the average person with a moderate/severe bleeding disorder. But most ...

On the Move

The Thrill of the Hunt

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cash-ing) is an all-season activity that sends you, your family and friends on searches throughout the city or countryside. These ...

Hemaware Jr.

How to Be a Good Sport

Whether it’s soccer or a spelling bee, we can’t win all the time. But being a good sport makes taking part more ...

Women's Health

An Advocate and Winner

Tammy Jones learned she had a bleeding disorder when her youngest daughter was diagnosed at age 14. “She started having nosebleeds that ...

Spotlight

Singing From His Heart

In each issue of HemAware, we spotlight someone in the bleeding disorders community. This issue, we speak with LaRon Carroll, a ...

Family Matters

A Pet Primer

Research shows that owning a pet can boost your mental and physical health. And for families who are managing a bleeding disorder, ...

Generation Next

Making It Work

Whether you are in the midst of your career or just starting the job hunt, young adults with bleeding dis­orders have the ...

Prime Time

Find Meaning Through Volunteering

Many Americans, including many retirees, spend significant hours volunteering. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a US federal ...

In the Pipeline

FDA in Action

Updates on Daklinza, Technivie, and the ACE910 trial