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Treatment for Mental Health Concerns

Psychologists are facing a record number of patients seeking treatment. They are receiving twice as many inquiries than their 2021 records. So, it’s only natural that people need to talk. If you have family and friends who are showing signs of anxiety, it’s important to talk with them. Find a time and place that is…

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Is Your Child Ready to Self-Infuse?

FROM HEMAWARE.COM Learning to self-infuse clotting factor is an important milestone. This can be an important step to a child’s independence and a big relief to caregivers. Most experts agree that by age nine, a child may be ready. Some kids may be eager to start, while others may need more time. The key…

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Von Willebrand Disease

Females afflicted with bleeding disorders often go misdiagnosed because many physicians have not received specific training to diagnose the disease. Other doctors believe that bleeding disorders only affect males. These challenges can cause a patient to feel ignored and dismissed. ABOUT VON WILLEBRAND DISEASE Von Willebrand (VW) disease is a bleeding disorder that occurs when…

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Staying Active in Winter Weather

Keeping your body healthy and fit all year round is vital for our wellbeing. Over the course of a week, every person should exercise a minimum of 150 minutes of aerobic exercise and practice muscle strengthening twice a week. Take a look at these winter recommendations. Low-impact skiing, sledding and cross-country skiing are all fun…

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Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

FOR RECIPIES VISIT COOKINGLIGHT.COM Everyone has their favorite dishes to serve during the holidays. We have selected a few healthy sides with added color and flavor to add to your menu. Ginger-Chile Roasted Acorn Squash | Add fresh ginger, Fresno chili and pomegranate to give a festive kick. Pan Roasted Vegetables | Mix colorful root…

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Game On!

Laughter is the key ingredient to every family holiday gathering! This year, try some of these fun holiday games. Break into small groups of two or more and take turns so everyone can watch. And watch the time to see which team is most successful. 1 | The Holiday Cookie Challenge Lean your head back…

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What Happens in a Joint Bleed?

From Hemaware.com A joint bleed is the most common type of bleeding in people with hemophilia. Someone with severe hemophilia may have a joint bleed as often as two or three times a month. A mild hemophilia patient may only encounter the problem if they experience major trauma or surgery. HOW A JOINT BLEED HAPPENS…

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Summer Safe Activities

Alice Anderson, PT, DPT, PCS, a co-author of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF’s) Playing It Safe: Bleeding Disorders, Sports and Exercise guide recommends: CHECK WITH YOUR HEMOPHILIA TREATMENT CENTER Do they recommend your child to be on prophylaxis? If your child has a problem joint, ask if there are specific sports that are safer. Also…

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Best Back-to-School Advice for Parents

Learning that your child has a bleeding disorder can cause stress for many parents. You are worried about what life will look like for them and how to care for them.   So Hemaware.org asked parents for their best advice on what has helped them with their children’s bleeding disorders journey. Here is what one parent…

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Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Pain

Use these simple exercises to ease your pain. BY LISA FIELDS Studies show that focused breathing can lessen chronic joint pain. It can also reduce anxiety about the infusion process and other stressors. Thinking differently about the pain and stress may also help people cope easier. How to Practice Mindful Breathing To help reduce strong…

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Keep Your Microbiome for Better Health

By Matt McMillen A lot more goes on in your gut than most think. Trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, call your belly home. When they live together in harmony in the microbiome, they help keep you healthy. If the balance is good, the body will have fewer infections and illnesses. The…

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What Your Pain is Trying to Tell You

EXCERPTS TAKEN FROM HEMAWARE.ORG Hemophilia patients are no strangers to pain. Pain can vary in strength and areas of the body. Each moment of pain can give you clues about the possible cause and treatment options. Listen to Your Body Everyone experiences pain differently. In fact, two-thirds of people with severe hemophilia experience pain in…

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