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Symposium 2013 Gets Kids Cooking Healthy

HFA’s Symposium provides an opportunity for children with bleeding disorders and their siblings to come together for fun and play.  There is also opportunity for the FitFactor team to provide education and fun regarding healthy eating and physical activity.  At this year’s Symposium each family of a 5-12 year old was given a complimentary copy […]

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Holiday Sweet Potato Recipe (Vegan)

Holiday meals make it easy to get side tracked from healthy eating.  Sweet potatos are an inexpensive and healthy addtition to any holiday meal.  They are a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese. Here is a simple but elegant sweet potato side dish that is […]

Playing it Safe with Hemophilia (video)

It is important that children with hemophilia make thoughtful decisions when choosing a sport that is right for them.  The CDC and the National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities (NCBDDD) produced a short video that speaks to this message. In “Playing it Safe With Hemophilia,”friends with hemophilia talk about playing sports growing up and […]

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Loving Kindness Meditation (Audio & Video)

There are many benefits of meditation. If you practice this guided meditation regularly it can help you stay positive towards yourself and others. It can also help to keep you calm in difficult situations and reduce irritation and anger. Kindness is an antidote for anger and irritation.

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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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Ejemplo de plan dietético y menú diario para varones

To print a copy of this recipe and meal plan click this link: recipe cards (Click here for the English version.)

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Ejemplo de plan dietético y menú diario para hombres

To print a copy of this recipe and meal plan click this link: recipe cards (Click here for the English version.)

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Ensalada Tex Mex con Quinua

To print a copy of this recipe and meal plan click this link: recipe cards (Click here for the English version.)

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Ensalada de Farro con Espárrago y Queso Paramesano

To print a copy of this recipe and meal plan click this link: recipe cards (Click here for the English version.)

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A Stronger and Healthier Body Means Less Bleeding

  I have hemophilia. When I was a in school, my parents told me that I couldn’t play football, baseball, soccer, or other contact sports, because I was a “bleeder.” I always wondered growing up, what does being a bleeder even mean? All I knew was that I bruised easily and wasn’t going to die […]

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