Monthly Education: American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Not only should we focus on those we hold close to our hearts during the month of love, but also focus on loving ourselves by taking good care of our actual non-metaphorical hearts. Simply put, taking care of yourself can lead to a longer, healthier life.

There are seven simple steps that research has shown can make a difference. Each involves making good choices and require some discipline, but all are doable. Dubbed “Life’s Simple 7” by the American Heart Association, they involve:

  • Eating better, which can stave off chronic disease. Steps include increasing your intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight because this can reduce the burden on your heart, lungs, blood vessels and bones.
  • Exercising, which can help with your cholesterol levels, weight and muscle tone.
  • Quitting cigarettes because even one can hurt you.
  • Managing blood pressure. Unhealthy ranges strain the heart, arteries and kidneys.
  • Controlling cholesterol to give your arteries the best chance to stay clear of fatty blockages that reduce blood flow.
  • Reducing blood sugar. This can lower the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
February Education

Extreme Heat

It’s HOT out there! 

It is very important that we take the proper precautions to protect ourselves from the effects of the sun and extreme heat!

Here are some easy guides from the CDC to reference for your Summer Safety:

Extreme Heat .PDF

Sun Safety – Skin Cancer Info

If you have any questions or need more information on Sun Safety and Extreme Heat Awareness you can reach us by calling 877-327-8881.

Cover Up and Stay Cool!

Reconnecting the Mind and Body Through Fitness

You’re Invited

The power of the mind is infinite. Learn how the power of the mind is suppressed through stress and activated through relaxation. Tap into this power by entering present moment awareness and discover how having a healthy mind can help you deal with obstacles caused by hemophilia to unleash your fitness potential and enhance athletic performance.

If you are a bleeding disorder patient (Hemophilia A, B, vWD, or rare disorder) and live in the Omaha, Nebraska area, you are cordially invited to a Fitness and Wellness Presentation geared specifically to your needs and interests onon Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 pm the Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom (1111 Harney Street) in Omaha.

Factor One Source Pharmacy will be co-sponsoring the presentation and dinner with Aptevo Therapeutics.

Special guest Cassie Starks, a hemophilia community member, advocate, and TaiJi Fit Instructor, will be speaking. Dinner will also be included.

Contact us directly if you’d like to learn more information or to reserve your seat today!


FOSRx Thumb Drive Bracelets

IMG_1326Getting ready to pass out these useful Factor One Source Pharmacy  USB Thumb Drive bracelets this week at a Novo Nordisk and Factor One Source Pharmacy educational dinner in Columbus, Ohio.

You can use them for saving and transferring personal files, plus they are preloaded with helpful FOSRx information!

Hope to see and meet some of our followers there!

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