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Horizons in Hemophilia June 2011



Two New Drugs Approved for Hepatitis C

By Melissa Osborn, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
As many as 80% of people with bleeding disorders who were  treated before 1992 became infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) through contaminated blood products.  Over many years, HCV can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.  Until recently, the best available treatment (pegylated interferon with ribavirin) had only a 45-50% chance of getting rid of HCV in people with genotype 1, the most common type of HCV.  In May 2011, the FDA approved two new medications for HCV, boceprevir (Victrelis) and telaprevir (Incivek).  Read more.

How Do You Manage Joint Pain?

Aside from prescribed medications, what helps you with chronic joint pain? HoG social worker Cathy Hulbert and nurse Penny Kumpf will be giving a presentation on chronic pain and “thinking outside the box” at an upcoming conference.  We would like to hear your thoughts. Please call Cathy or Penny at the HoG office.

National Men’s Health Week

By Deniece Chevannes, Health Educator
Most guys in Georgia could probably tell you Chipper Jones’ batting average. Yet many men do not know their own health stats!  June 13-19 is National Men’s Health Week so let’s celebrate by encouraging men to live healthy!  Men can take easy steps for healthy living every day. Read more.

Trot to Clot Stone Mountain 10Trot to Clot Walks Raise $35,000

By Vic McCarty, Director of Development
Hemophilia of Georgia is pleased to announce the results of the fundraising efforts from the Trot to Clot Walk held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at East Cobb Park in Marietta and the Stone Mountain Trot to Clot Walk/Run that occurred on Saturday, May 21. Nearly 150 people participated in these events and helped raise $35,000 for HoG programs and services.  Read more.

My Plate

By Deniece Chevannes, Health Educator
Have you heard? There is a new easy way to make sure you and your family are eating a balanced and nutritious meal. It’s called MyPlate.  This easy-to-use tool can help you choose the right portions from every food group to help you get the nutrients you need every meal. Read more.

WFH Project Update

By Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy
The pharmacy staff at HoG has been very busy working on the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) factor donation project.  For the past several years, the HoG pharmacy has served as the contact and shipping/receiving partner for the WFH to accept donations of short-dated factor from the pharmaceutical companies in the United States.  The recipients of the medications have been extremely grateful.  Read more.

29th Hit 'Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament

By Vic McCarty, Director of Development
The annual Hit 'Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament will be held at Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Celebrating the 29th season of this event, Hemophilia of Georgia is pleased to continue our partnership with the Atlanta Braves and many metro Atlanta corporations as we raise money to fund critical bleeding disorder research.  Read more.

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Hemophilia of Georgia is not engaged in the practice of medicine and does not endorse or support any particular factor concentrate or treatment protocol. HoG recommends that you consult with your physician prior to starting any course of therapy. Occasionally HoG disseminates information on new treatments or therapies. HoG shares this for informational purposes only and makes no claim as to its accuracy or effectiveness.