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How I Cope With Pain

Note: This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as direct medical advice or the official opinion/position of HFA, its staff, or its Board of Directors. Readers are strongly encouraged to discuss their own medical treatment with their healthcare providers. Pain is a serious medical concern in our country. Approximately […]

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What is Helping Hands?

By Elaine Chan, MSW, MPH At any point, families living with a bleeding disorder can experience financial hardship because of their medical situation. HFA’s Helping Hands Program has become a safety net for thousands of families throughout the years. Helping Hands has provided many families with assistance for expenses like housing, utilities, and transportation. In […]

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Infusing Love: Smells and Sounds

The senses of sound and smell are very powerful. Sometimes a smell can spark a memory of a wonderful meal simmering on a stove or the smell of the air from a perfect breeze on a spring day can transport us back. The sounds of elevators dinging as people anxiously wait their turn and the sliding […]

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FitFactor: Toast for Good Health…with Tea!

Now that winter is in full swing and the cold weather is upon us, it can be easy to forget to stay hydrated. However, just because you don’t feel thirsty, doesn’t meant your body has as much water as it needs. An easy way to hydrate (and to warm up) is by drinking tea. It […]

Infusing Love: Naughty or Nice – It’s a Choice

One of my co-workers often uses the phrase unconscious incompetence. It essentially means you just don’t know what you don’t know. The recent election surprised many. I’ll stay away from the politics but I can’t help but reflect on the flippant comments made by a constitutional law professor post-election who referred to those who were […]

Dear Addy: New Years Resolution

Dear Addy, My new year’s resolution is to be a stronger advocate for the bleeding disorders community. How do I reach people and where can I find information to share? Signed, Want to Be the Change Dear Change, You came to the right place! HFA has several resources available for people to increase their awareness […]

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Octapharma Presents Phase III NuProtect Data at 2016 ASH Annual Meeting

______________________________________________________________________________ Note: The following is edited from a press release from Octapharma. Read the full press release in it’s entirety here. At the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, Octapharma presented interim data from the ongoing phase 3 study, NuProtect. The NuProtect Study examines the immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of treatment with human cell-line derived recombinant […]

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Infusing Love: Nuestra Responsabilidad Como Padres

Sin darnos cuenta muchas veces queremos “ayudarles” y hacemos las cosas por ellos. Ahh que mucha paciencia tenemos que tener.   Debemos ser conscientes de que en el futuro ellos necesitan hacer las cosas por si solos. Debemos comenzar a temprana edad, a darles responsabilidades de acuerdo a sus capacidades y edades. Pero, la etapa de […]

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HFA Awards 2016 Educational Scholarships

Each year, HFA awards scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. A total of four scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 is awarded in these three categories: Educational Scholarship Two educational scholarships were awarded in the amount of $2,000 each to students with a bleeding disorder who were seeking a post-secondary education from […]

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Infusing Love: Growing Up So Fast

  This week’s Infusing Love entry is a poem co-written by our longtime blogger, Kari, and her daughter, Scarlett. I’m learning to be safer, watch my step, and stay out of harms way. Each day a new lesson, on how to exercise and how to play! I might start off feeling intimidated, scared or shy. […]

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