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Daily Archive: June 1, 2021

Just A Bruise?

The HOC nursing team often hears from patients struggling to tell the difference between a bruise and a bleed that might require treatment. It’s true that people without bleeding disorders can bruise easily and have raised, painful bruises. So, when should you be concerned as a patient? Whenever you notice a bruise, it is important to assess it. 1) What color is it? (Red, Purple, Yellow, Etc.) 2) Is it flat or raised? 3) Is it warm/hot to the touch […]

June- Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Awareness Month

HOC is excited to announce that we are now serving a new population within the bleeding disorders community. And June is HHT Awareness Month! Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) or Osler-Weber-Rendu disorder is a genetic disorder in which blood vessels don’t form properly. Typically, blood is pumped out of a person’s heart into arteries to travel to the rest of the body. This blood then passes through capillaries and into veins to be returned to the heart. People with HHT may […]