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Sickle Cell Disease

Hardships, and New Hope, for Sickle Cell Patients

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Jeffrey Glassberg, MD, MA Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology Associate Director of The Mount Sinai Comprehensi...

How Black Communities Could Better Help Sickle Cell Patients

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.20.2016 | Black Voices

Imagine holding a cube of ice with no way to relinquish it, or being unable to remove a knife that's constantly piercing an open wound. These are som...

World Sickle Cell Day: Why It Matters to Everybody

Edda Collins Coleman | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Edda Collins Coleman

Your baby is crying, and you don't know why. You've followed the rules for Parenting 101 and your little one is fed, dry and cuddled. Yet, he's still ...

Here to Stay -- Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Noah Williams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Teen
Noah Williams

When I was six years old I had my first massive stroke. It blew out the two main vessels in my brain. After the stroke, doctors informed my parents that I would probably only live to be about nine years old. Today I'm 17.

Curing This Disease In The Womb Could Help Many Hispanics

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Approximately 1 in every 36,000 Hispanics in the United States suffers from sickle cell disease, a hereditary condition where abnormal hemoglobin S in...

Doctors Make Huge Breakthrough In Treatment Of Sickle Cell Disease

Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

An antidepressant drug used since the 1960s may hold promise for treating sickle cell disease, say researchers from the University of Michigan Medical...

'Totally T-Boz': Sickle Cell Health Scare

Posted 01.09.2013 | TV

T-Boz is standing by her commitment to keep things very real on her new reality show. The latest installment of "Totally T-Boz" showed the TLC member ...

Remembering Uncle Johnnie

Radio Rookies | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen
Radio Rookies

In June 2008, my uncle passed away from sickle cell anemia. Seeing him go through the same pains as me and watching him fight to the end gives me strength to overcome my pain today.

In the Shadow of AIDS in Africa

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

It seems odd that Americans could be so motivated to address the appalling inequalities behind just one terrible disease and then ignore the other.