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Community Voices: Taking Control of Your Health

 “The only thing standing between you and your goals are the excuses you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve them.” – Unknown Maintaining a balanced diet, staying physically fit, and managing stress are important for everyone, especially those living with a bleeding disorder. A regular, safe exercise program protects the joints, and […]

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Poorly Understood: Women and Bleeding Disorders

While bleeding disorders like hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease (vWD) affect men and women, these conditions present unique issues for women because of heavy or abnormal bleeding during menstrual cycles and after childbirth. Many areas crucial to the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in girls and women are poorly understood. According to the CDC, […]

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Medicaid Expansion in Your State

  The Medicaid program is a federal and state partnership to provide health insurance for those who are financially and medically needy. It is a vital safety net in our health care system. Federal law sets a baseline of eligibility categories for states to follow, but states have the flexibility to cover above that baseline […]

Flexing Your Online Advocacy Muscle

In the early 1980s, when universities and the government were working together to expand the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANet), an early version of the Internet, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued this warning to users: “Sending electronic mail over the ARPANet for . . . political purposes is both anti-social and illegal.  By […]

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How to Win the Battle of the Bugs

For most of us, fall and winter means less time outdoors in the fresh air, and more time spent in close quarters with those that we work, play, learn, and live with. It is a great opportunity for cold and flu viruses to work their way from one person to the next.  While we all […]

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