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Every Meal, Every Snack, Have a Plant!

  Take good care of yourself when away from home whether on the road, at work or at school. Why?  Current evidence suggests that eating more vegetables, fruit, beans, legumes, seeds and nuts will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Plus, you will feel better overall and save money!  Put an emphasis on increasing cruciferous vegetables, dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, and berries.  We humans are creatures of habit.  Start slow and make more […]


FIRST EVER HEMOPHILIA PATIENT TO RECEIVE GENE THERAPY SINCE FDA APPROVAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 20, 2023 GREEN BAY, WI- Wisconsin resident is the first ever hemophilia B patient to receive gene therapy since FDA approval. “I feel honored to be the first person to participate in this therapy outside of the clinical trials. I am very excited that I am going to be helping to prove that this is a treatment option for individuals with hemophilia B.”-Mason Buxton HEMGENIX […]

FDA approves first gene therapy for hemophilia B

On November 22, 2022, the FDA approved Hemgenix®, an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy indicated for the treatment of adults with Hemophilia B (congenital Factor IX deficiency) who: Currently use Factor IX (FIX) prophylaxis therapy, or Have current or historical life-threatening hemorrhage, or Have repeated, serious spontaneous bleed episodes The HOC has individuals who expressed interest in Hemgenix, have completed their pre-screening eligibility and are in the final stages of meeting all the requirements needed for gene therapy The HOC […]

One Dozen ESSENTIAL Tips for College Students

ESTABLISHING HEALTHY HABITS: One Dozen ESSENTIAL Tips for College Students Get a reusable water bottle for both hot and cold beverages. We often get dehydrated, and this can make us feel fatigued. You can flavor water with flavor drops or fruit slices. Fill the bottle with sparkling water, unsweetened tea, or coffee too. If you make beverages yourself, you will save lots of money and wildlife will appreciate keeping the plastic bottles out of their environment!  Stay hydrated. It will […]

The Intriguing World of Microbiota

  Diet, Microbes, and Your Health In celebration National Nutrition Month, the Hemophilia Outreach Center’s Nutritionist, Jill, would like to share an informative presentation discussing how Microbes (certain bacteria’s) are connected to your health and well-being. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfVd45ePA5o

Improving Your Motivation During the Winter Months By: Joe Hoelscher, MSW, LCSW, SAC

We all can experience the feeling. It is the dark of winter, bitter cold outdoors, dark mornings, and you want to stay buried in the comfort of your bed. We experience more tiredness and having less gas in the physical and emotional tank. So, the question becomes, how can we combat the agony of winter fatigue in the middle of a pandemic? This brief article will help provide some quick tips on being able to function through what many go […]

Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder (Winter Blues) By: HOC Behavioral Health Specialist Joel Hoelscher

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also commonly referred to as the “Winter Blues”, is real and affects many people during the long winter months. SAD can negatively impact a person’s mental health and have long-lasting effects even into spring and summer. Symptoms a person feels often replicate and/or are similar to Major Depressive Disorder. These symptoms may include a lack of enjoyment in activities, the urge or need to isolate, increased mood swings (increased irritability) and a general loss of overall […]

Holiday Mindset Shift | HOC

Once again, the holidays are upon us and for many, 2021 will mark two years since we’ve gathered with those we love to celebrate the season.  And since we’ve had some time away from it all, this holiday season may just be the perfect time to make it all a little healthier and happier.  Enjoy the genuine happiness that comes from feeling true gratitude this Thanksgiving instead of the stress, obligation, and overindulgence we often experience.  Take some time this […]