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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

The summer markets are in full swing and healthy, fresh produce is in abundance just in time for National Farmers Market Week to be celebrated August 3rd through August 9th, 2014. Thousands of farmers markets across the country offer consumers fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthful products sold directly from the farm. More and more farmers […]


Bicycle Safety for Kids-Video

Riding a bicycle is  a great way to have fun, exercise and stay healthy.  Whether your child is just learning to ride or has been on a bicycle for years, it is always important to encourage him or her to ride safely.  Teaching children how to stay safe on a bike when they are young can create safety habits they […]


USDA’s Summer Meal Program

The financial strain of dealing with a bleeding disorder can be felt on many levels.  It is not always easy to pay the medical bills and make ends meet.  Summer time can be even harder for some families who are trying to eat healthy but are having a hard time putting food on the table. […]

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Home-Made Fruit Pizza a la HFA

Looking for a healthy way to satisfy both boredom and hunger?  Want to have a reply to the summer anthem of “Mom! I’m hungry and bored! “? Here is your solution.  Put your kids to work making their very own home-made fruit pizza.  Kids can create their own masterpiece by making their own crust, topping it with a […]


HFA’s FitFactor Swimming Pool Safety-Video

Summer is finally here!  As the kids head off to their summer activities it is important to keep safety measures in mind.  This FitFactor swimming video segment shows how pools can be a great place for kids (and adults), especially those with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders to play, how water can help protect vulnerable joints, and […]

Video: Taking Control of Your Health

Many individuals with bleeding disorders are finding better health by being physically active.  Matthew Stinger is one such individual.  Matthew, who has hemophilia, has benefited from swimming & biking and one way he gives back to others within the bleeding disorders community is by participating in HFA’s annual Gears for Good bike ride. Learn about Matthew […]

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USDA’s Healthy Eating On A Budget

It is hard to overstate the importance eating healthy.  The food we put into our bodies has a direct impact on how we look, feel, and our health.  For individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders, eating healthy and maintaining a proper weight is especially important because it helps to protect their joints.  Eating healthy is easy for some […]

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Join the Gears for Good Ride!

On September 27-29, 2013, 28 riders from across the country rode 156-miles from West Virginia to Washington, DC to raise awareness and over $51,000 for the bleeding disorders community! This year HFA has added a second ride to increase ridership and raise even more awareness and funds for the hemophilia community. The additional and shorter […]

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There’s An App for That!

In March we posted about the difference between organic and non- organic produce and the importance of knowing which ones are better to buy organic. There is a lot of information shared about this topic and it seems the lists of what you should buy organic is often changing. In your quest to eat […]

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Share Your Successes

While there is no “special” diet per say for people with bleeding disorders, it is especially important for those affected to pay attention to what they eat.  Not only is a diet rich in lean protein, fruits and vegetables helpful in maintaining a proper weight, it also provides natural sources of many vitamins, minerals and […]

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