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Taking Charge

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Protect Cognitive Health and Help Prevent Age-Related Decline
Eat right. Exercise. Get enough sleep. You know what’s needed to keep your body healthy as you age. But what...
Handling Opioids with Care
Pain is a fact of life for many people with bleeding disorders, who can experience bleeding into joints. Physical therapy...
How to Create a Hemophilia Emergency Preparedness Plan for Your Child
If your child has a bleeding disorder, you don’t want to wait until an accident or emergency to figure out...
Bringing Health Plans and Providers Together
Bleeding disorders frequently rank among the highest-cost conditions, largely because of treatment costs. While patients are exposed to some of...
Concept of heart in front of a medical cross.
More than 40% of Americans have delayed or avoided medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for...
A distant shot of a farm in the middle of a remote rural area.
Families living in remote areas face unique challenges for bleeding disorders care. Learn how a few families have managed—and how...
Compliance concept
Carter Lantz, who was diagnosed with hemophilia A at age 2, learned to self-infuse factor at a hemophilia camp when...
4 Ways to Reduce Screen Time
Because we all need a break from Zoom.
11 Clues Your Child Is Ready for Self-Infusion
With families staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the hecticness of everyday life toned down, many parents may be...
Managing a Bleeding Disorder During a Pandemic: Answers to 6 Common Questions About COVID-19
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the bleeding disorders community understandably has many questions about the...
Seasonal affective disorder may make it harder to cope with your bleeding disorder, but help is available
If you feel blue during the winter, when the days are shorter and you’re exposed to less sunlight than at...
Do You Know the Signs of These 6 Types of Bleeds?
When people have bleeding disorders, their blood fails to clot like it should when they have external or internal bleeding...
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