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Six Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween

This guide was put together by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is a great addition to our recent FitFactor post on watching how much sugar is in your food. We hope that you and your family stay safe this Halloween. Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few ways to stay […]

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How Sugar and Sweeteners Affect Your Health

Did you know that the average American adult eats approximately 22 teaspoons of added sugar in their diet each day? The food we put into our bodies has a direct impact on how we look, feel, and on our health. For individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders, eating healthy and maintaining a proper weight is especially important because it […]

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Important Information About Respiratory Illness EV-D68

Cooler weather and back to school triggers the start of virus season.  More time spent indoors in close proximity to those that we work, play, learn, and live with provides a great opportunity for viruses to work their way from one person to the next.  While we all try to stay healthy, it is especially important […]

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Healthy Back To School Snacks

[glossary_exclude] When considering snacks for your kids, the end of summer doesn’t have to signal the end of healthy eating.  Although it is a natural tendency to grab whatever is convenient, prepackaged foods and snacks are usually not the best choice for healthy, growing bodies. It is especially important to eat healthy if you have […]

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Peanut & Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

*This article was original posted by the Associated Press on August 20, 2014. Click HERE to read it in its entirety. Our FitFactor Team works hard to make sure the bleeding disorders community is informed with the latest FDA recalls and shares relevant information to keep you and your family healthy.  __________________________________________________________________ A unit of Hain […]

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Never Let What You Can’t Do Define You

Exercise has always been pretty important for hemophiliacs, especially severe hemophiliacs like my brother and I. My parents felt that living an active life would go a long way toward fulfilling that goal. However, exercise is a series of trade-offs. Growing up I was told to, “exercise those muscles, in a less impactful way that […]

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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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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. http://www.hemophiliafed.org/news-stories/2014/03/organic-vs-non-organic-produce/ 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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How a Liver Transplant Changed My Life

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, […]

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