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Wendy is a proven blogger and social media manager who has helped to build online communities for businesses and organizations. She currently heads the website’s social outreach online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Articles by Wendy Henderson

6 Self-Care Tips for People Living With Hemophilia

Life with hemophilia can be challenging but with appropriate treatment and preventative self-care, many people living with the disease can live fairly normal lives. To help prevent bleeds and other complications, we’ve put together a list of six self-care tips for people living with hemophilia. MORE: Ten benefits of having…

Why Hemophilia Is Called ‘A Royal Disease’

Hemophilia is a rare blood condition where people do not have the clotting factor which enables their blood to clot when bleeding. It’s an inherited disease that’s usually passed from mother to son. It’s also a disease that’s been prevalent in European royal families. MORE: A brief history of hemophilia…

What Is a ‘Spoonie’?

If you’re active on the Internet, particularly in groups and forums regarding chronic illness, you’ve definitely noticed the term “spoonie” being thrown around. MORE: Although there’s no cure for hemophilia, there are ways that to manage the disease and avoid bleeding episodes. Spoonie is a term coined…

Man With Hemophilia Is Scaling Mount Everest

Chris Bombardier may have been born with severe hemophilia B but he hasn’t let it stop him from setting his sights high — literally. MORE: Five tips for living healthily with hemophilia. Bombardier is currently at Camp 3 of Mount Everest. He’s getting ready to climb the summit of the world’s highest…

A Brief History of Hemophilia Treatment

The first recorded mention of hemophilia came in the second century when a collection of ancient Jewish writings noted that baby boys did not need to be circumcised if two of their older brothers had bled to death following the procedure. Later in the 10th century, an Arabian doctor described cases of…

Explaining Hemophilia Carriers

Hemophilia is a rare blood disorder that primarily affects males, but females can be carriers of the disease. There are two different types of hemophilia carriers: possible carriers and obligate carriers. According to Steps For Living, the mutated genes associated with hemophilia lie on the X chromosome. If a woman…