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Teens & Young Adults

By Laura Putre | 05.03.2012

Educate school staff on your child’s needs.

By Chris Blose | 04.13.2012

What to consider when starting treatment.

By Heather Boerner | 03.23.2012

A growing number of Boy Scouts have hemophilia and other chronic medical conditions.

By Shellie Terry Benson | 02.28.2012

These books shed new light on bleeding disorders.

By Heather Boerner | 02.09.2012

Learn how to protect your joints

By Melanie Padgett Powers | 02.09.2012

Regular Pap tests can help prevent cervical cancer

By Beth Marshall | 02.09.2012

UCF student plays wheelchair basketball in spite of his severe hemophilia A

By Melanie Padgett Powers | 02.09.2012

Don't let your child fall behind in school

By Sarah Aldridge | 02.07.2012

If you didn’t get a flu shot last fall, it’s not too late.

By Sarah Aldridge | 01.11.2012

When surgery to remove tonsils and/or adenoids disorder is recommended for children with a bleeding disorders, parents might not know what to expect. Learn from medical experts and parents who have been there.

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.

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.


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.