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Randy Curtis has hemophilia. These days he regularly injects the clotting factor treatments he needs from home, as a relatively easy way of preventing the episodes of catastrophic bleeding that plagued him as a child. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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Baby Boomers With Hemophilia Didn't Expect To Grow Old

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Maria Sharapova returns the ball during the semifinals of the French Open on June 5. She used platelet-rich plasma to treat a shoulder injury. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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