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FitFactor: The Benefits of Hitting the Weight Room

October 31, 2016

Weight training plays an important role in keeping your body fit and healthy. It’s a great way for people with bleeding disorders to strengthen muscles and joints and by doing so, reduce the frequency and severity of bleeds. We spoke with Michael Zolotnitsky, Doctor of Physical Therapy, about the benefits of weight training and his […]

Infusing Love: You Can Do Anything (With Guidance)

July 22, 2015

It is important for individuals with a bleeding disorder to find a form of physical activity that they enjoy. When muscles are used during exercise it helps to keep them flexible and strong.  Physical activity also helps individuals to maintain a healthy weight, which keeps less stress off the joints, and has even proven to […]

Community in Action: Beards for Bleeders

September 30, 2014

John Bruno is truly a Dad in Action. HFA recently asked John a few questions about his involvement in the community. John sets a great example for all of those affected by a bleeding disorder. “I’m just looking for a way to do my part in supporting this great community.” Join John in his efforts […]

How a Liver Transplant Changed My Life

April 25, 2014

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to have a proper diet. What you put into your body affects how you look and feel. Maintaining a healthy weight is especially important for individuals with a bleeding disorder. Being at a healthy weight can reduce the number of bleeding episodes you experience, […]

FDA: Hemophilia Treatments Have Come a Long Way

April 18, 2014

Gone are the days when a hemophilia diagnosis meant you could not live a normal life. Now more hemophilia treatments are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and people with the condition can better manage bleeding. That’s good news as thousands observe World Hemophilia Day on April 17, 2014. Hemophilia is a rare bleeding […]

Gears for Good 2012 Bike Ride Video

January 18, 2013

In September 2012, riders from across the country met in Virginia and rode 156 miles to Washington, DC.  This amazing fundraiser raised over $38,000 and the funds were directed to the Helping Hands program to assist families in the bleeding disorder who are going through economic difficulty.  HFA is proud to offer this ride each […]

2011 Gears For Good Bike Ride

January 12, 2012

Check out the highlights from HFA’s first annual Gears For Good Bike Ride!

Gears For Good, Paul Brayshaw

January 12, 2012

HFA President Paul Brayshaw participated in the Gears For Good Bikeride 2011.  We interviewed him during the ride, check out what he has to say about growing up with severe hemophilia and staying active.

Gears for Good Bike Ride – Day 1

September 16, 2011

Gears for Good is a bike ride to raise funds and support for Helping Hands. Helping Hands is an emergency financial assistance program that aids hundreds of people with bleeding disorders each year. This program assists with basic living expenses such as mortgage payments, food and electric bills to help an individual or family through […]


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