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Loyal Partners On Your Journey

“Fidelis Specialty Pharmacy was created with you in mind. As a Latino-owned Pharmacy we understand our patients’ challenges can occur at any time. That’s why we provide 24/7 access to bilingual pharmacists and nurses. We listen to you, so we fully understand your condition. We work with your physician to create a transfusion plan designed…

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Building Independence

Excerpts taken from NATIONAL HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION Steps for Living Since your child’s birth, parents have given everything to them, including being a nurse, caretaker and teacher. You have educated family members, physicians, childcare providers, school administrators and more about your child’s health and emotional needs. So as your child grows it’s only natural that they…

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Benefits of Bleeding Disorder Summer Camps

The National Hemophilia Foundation offers a complete listing of Bleeding Disorder Camps across the country. These specialized camps are designed to meet the unique needs of children with bleeding disorders. Camps are staffed by fully trained healthcare professionals. Activities range from outdoor sports and games to arts and crafts. One of the most significant benefits…

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National Hemophilia Foundation Celebrates 75 Years

Congratulations to the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) for 75 years of advocating for patients and families living with inheritable bleeding disorders. Founded in 1948, the non-profit is dedicated to finding a cure and better treatments for bleeding disorders. In the early days, most patients did not have access to life-saving clotting factor replacement therapy. NHF…

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Tattoos and Body Piercing Truths

From NATIONAL HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION Steps for Living Tattoos and piercings may be popular, but for patients with hemophilia they cause more harm than fashion. It’s important to be well informed about the risks. Medical Tattoos are not as helpful as you may think. Paramedics are trained to look for jewelry or cards in wallets. EMT’s…

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Traveling Tips and Tricks

EXCERPTS TAKEN FROM HEMAWARE.ORG Are you planning a vacation? Advanced planning can save you lots of time and headaches. Here are some helpful tips to make your time more enjoyable. Always Carry a Travel Letter | Your physician can provide an emergency medical travel letter. Notify the airline that you may need extra assistance during…

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March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

Each March, the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) calls awareness to inheritable blood and bleeding disorders. Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month (BDAM) encourages patients and families with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and rare factor disorders to share their lives, stories, struggles, and successes. Observed each March since 2016, BDAM focuses attention on policymakers, public authorities, industry representatives,…

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The Basics of Self-Infusion

From HEMAWARE.ORG | Steps for Living When you infuse, you are delivering factor directly into a vein. Your health care provider or Fidelis team member will teach you the specific steps to follow to infuse factor. Maintaining a Sterile Environment Here is some guidance on keeping your infusions clean and sterile: Clean your work area…

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Building Your Financial Future

Your physical health is very important but so is your financial health. Unexpected expenses arise all the time so building a savings account and wisely investing your money will help develop your long-term future. So how can we help? First, let us direct you to the best insurance providers who can offer you long-term care…

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Building Your Back-to-School Support System

For parents of children with bleeding disorders, educating your child’s school nurse and staff is important. They need to know how to best support injuries or bleeding incidents. A refresher is always a good idea even if you have been at the same school for years.   Some families find that school staff may need a…

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Nurturing Your Partner Relationship

The stress of caring for a chronically ill child can take a big toll on a marriage. Communication can breakdown easily. And it may be difficult to find someone who is responsible enough to watch your child.   Burnout, depression, resentment, and fear can take over a relationship. Add on financial issues and navigating insurance coverage,…

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The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Pets provide a boost to physical and mental well-being. Consider these points when selecting the right pet for you. FITNESS AND NUTRITION   If you struggle with exercising, a dog may be the nudge you need to get moving. Walking is the No. 1 exercise for all ages, and a dog will make exercise a…

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