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Tips to Remember When Checking Your Child Into School

If your child is just starting school or changing schools, it is important to talk face-to-face with school officials about your child’s bleeding disorder. Children spend a significant amount of time in the care of others, and it is imperative the school is aware of simple steps to ensure your child’s care and safety. Below […]

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Breaking the vicious cycle: investing prophylactic factor use in functional body mass written by:  Ian Muir   Age: 27       Severe Hemophilia A Note: I have been fortunate to have had access to prophylaxis since I was 5 and extremely supportive parents. I have no doubt that these are the two largest contributing factors to my healthy […]

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Get healthy,Give support,Get in Gear!

Hopefully you have downloaded and are already using HFA’s mobile app: Get in Gear.  It is a free app, available for download and use on both Apple and Android mobile devices.  This app allows the user to raise money and awareness for people in the bleeding disorders community: those affected by Hemophilia or von Willebrand […]

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Download our free, new mobile App to “Get in Gear” with FitFactor & HFA!!

Would you like to help a fantastic charitable organization without having to write a check? How about helping the same organization while helping yourself get healthy?  Now you can do both! The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) has developed the Get in Gear mobile application.  It is designed to encourage people to become more active. It can be used […]

Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling

Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling from the Washington Post: By N.C. Aizenman, Monday, June 11, 12:11 AM The nation’s largest health insurer will keep in place several key consumer provisions mandated by the 2010 health-care law regardless of whether the statute survives Supreme Court review. Officials at UnitedHealthcare will announce Monday that whatever […]

HFA Observes National Hepatitis Awareness Month

HFA Observes National Hepatitis Awareness Month FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2012 Contact: Richard Pezzillo (202)-675-6984 Link to PDF of HFA Celebrates Hepatitis Awareness Month Washington, D.C. – In 2001, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention designated the month of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month to bring awareness and attention to those living with viral […]

Community Pharmacists Lose Bid to Immediately Block Express Scripts-Medco Deal

By Rebecca Adams, CQ HealthBeat Associate Editor A federal judge has denied the request of a group of community pharmacists to immediately stop the acquisition of Medco Health Solutions by Express Scripts, Inc. The judge will next decide whether to throw out the lawsuit. The pharmaceutical benefits management companies Express Scripts and Medco merged on […]

Press Release: HFA Begins Accepting Applications for Items Program

Link to PDF of HFA Begins Accepting Applications for Items Program HFA Begins Accepting Applications for Items Program  Items Program Reimburses for Medically Necessary Items FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 3, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Today, Hemophilia Federation of America’s (HFA) Helping Hands Emergency Assistance Program began taking applicants for the Bleeding Disorder Items Program — a […]

HHS Considering Study on Blood Donation Standards for Gay and Bisexual Men

By Jane Norman, CQ HealthBeat Associate Editor The Department of Health and Human Services wants input on how to design a study that would detail under what circumstances men who have a history of sex with other men should be allowed to donate blood. Under current Food and Drug Administration policy, men who have had […]

How to Live Well With Chronic Pain: Steps You Can Take Today

From the American Pain Foundation: By Rebecca Rengo-Kocher, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACSW It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you live with chronic pain. Every day life can be a struggle, seemingly impossible to overcome. You push yourself with every ounce of energy right down to your soul, and it feels like nothing’s there. Simple activities […]

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