Hemophilia of Georgia (HOG), Inc., has launched “The Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook,” a new online resource that combines and expands upon a series of popular educational books it has published since 1988.
The handbook includes sections on the basics of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and platelet disorders, plus information on genetics, treatment, complications, psychosocial issues and cost of care/health insurance. The section “Staying Healthy” shares information and tips on such topics as sports, exercise, managing stress, child care, travel, dental care and nutrition.
“We realized that today, when people have a medical question, they no longer go to their bookshelf – they go to the Internet,” said Jeff Cornett, HOG’s Director of Training, Research, & Advocacy and longtime editor of The Handbook. “Moving to an online format made sense. We can now add information quickly and easily.”
Access the handbook on the HOG Web site.