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Teens & Young Adults

Dealing With Braces and Wisdom Teeth With a Bleeding Disorder
By Eric Metcalf | 12.14.2011

Proper preparation can alleviate fears and complications from bleeding disorders.

Needle
By Melanie Padgett Powers | 09.15.2011

Children and adults with bleeding disorders can and should receive the recommended immunizations for their age group.

Home Sweet Dental Home sign
By Elizabeth Thompson Beckley and Melanie Padgett Powers | 09.06.2011

What you need to know about preventive dental care and treatment for people with bleeding disorders.

Boy grinning with missing tooth
By Elizabeth Thompson Beckley and Melanie Padgett Powers | 09.06.2011

Trouble finding a dentist? Here are some ways to find the right dental home.

Backpacks in school lockers
By Phyllis McIntosh | 08.21.2011

As a new school year begins, make sure school personnel know how to address the needs of your child’s bleeding disorder.

06.07.2011

A HemAware letter to the editor points out the near-impossibility of two brothers with hemophilia having different severity levels.

Medical ID for hemophilia
By Kadesha Thomas | 05.23.2011

NHF encourages everyone who has a bleeding disorder to wear some form of medical ID. Some consumers are demanding more flair than the plain metal bracelet.

Toddler with a joint bleed
By Laura Putre | 04.25.2011

Many families today benefit so much from hemophilia prophylaxis that joint bleeds may be infrequent. Will you know how to recognize and treat a joint bleed when it happens in your child?

Teenage boy with hemophilia and depression
By Eric Metcalf | 02.07.2011

About 2 million kids and teenagers in the US who are 12 to 17 years old had at least one major depressive episode in the previous year.

Young boy thinking
By Rebecca A. Clay | 12.29.2010

The Hemolog iPhone app is now available to log your factor infusions. Logs and phone apps can help with adherence.

Doctors looking at chart
By Kim Olson | 10.14.2010

Many young adults with bleeding disorders are drawn to the healthcare field after undergoing treatment, surgeries and procedures throughout their life.

two college students
By Rebecca A. Clay | 07.14.2010

Paying for college can be especially hard for students with bleeding disorders, but there are ways to help these students finance their education.

Middle school boys
By Mary Dixon Lebeau | 04.25.2010

Middle school children should be prepared to take on some of the responsibilities of their care.

Camper
By Chris Blose | 04.24.2010

Teens who have grown up at camp now work to give younger kids with bleeding disorders that same sense of belonging at locations around the country.

Group of four teenagers laughing in school hallway
By Heather Boerner | 04.23.2010

Freedom is appealing, but to get it, you have to handle your bleeding disorder.

Teen and counselor
By Diane O'Connell | 04.22.2010

What will bring me satisfaction over the course of my working life? What physical demands will my career place on me? How will I get my medications paid for?

Adam Wilmers and Gil Ferguson
By Sarah Aldridge | 04.07.2010

Baby Boomers with hemophilia and their Generation X and Generation Y counterparts are discovering common bonds.

Woman and insurance representative
By David Linney | 01.07.2010

Individuals with expensive, chronic medical conditions, like hemophilia and other types of bleeding disorders, need reliable health insurance.

Hemophilia Online
By Mary Dixon Lebeau | 01.07.2010

In the fast-paced world of the 21st century, connecting with others seems even more desirable, especially for those with bleeding disorders.

Girl considers her future
By Phyllis McIntosh | 12.30.2009

For many, the experience leads to service at the national level and to jobs in healthcare.