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Sickle Cell

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...

Faces Of The Sickle Cell Community

Angela G. King | Posted 01.02.2017 | Black Voices
Angela G. King

One of the most common genetic disruptions to blood flow in the human body that exists, sickle cell disease afflicts millions of men, women and childr...

Osteoporosis: Unique Risk Factors In African American Women

Constance Brown-Riggs | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices
Constance Brown-Riggs

Take care of yourself and your family. After all, healthy families build healthy communities!

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...

A Conversation with Dawnn Lewis

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

The beautiful actress and GRAMMY award winning singer, Dawnn Lewis is just as busy as ever these days.

Sickle Cell in Primetime: How A Character Reveal on Shonda Rhimes' 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed My Hope

KAMMs TheACE | Posted 11.02.2016 | Black Voices
KAMMs TheACE

"Grey's Anatomy," put a spotlight on Sickle Cell Anemia. In all of her Black girl magic, actress Jerrika Hinton brought with her a spotlight for an invisible illness that affects millions of Blacks all over the world but goes largely unrecognized in every way, from visibility and awareness to local and federal funding.

#YALI2015: My Stroll with Nkem Azinge

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Ebenezar Wikina

Nkem is a 2015 Mandela Washington fellow, and being the major inspiration behind the establishment of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF), she has worked with her sister, family and friends to raise the awareness of sickle cell in Nigeria.

Queen's Young Leaders 2015: My Stroll with Nkechi Azinge

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 07.24.2016 | Black Voices
Ebenezar Wikina

Recently honored by the Queen of England for her work with the Sickle Cell Community in Nigeria, Nkechi Azinge, founder of Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF), talks about her work, passion, dreams, and the moment she met with the Queen and other dignitaries at Buckingham Palace.

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.

Bubble Baby Disease

Maria Shriver | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Shriver

I am convinced that stem cell research means we Baby Boomers will be the last generation to have to watch our parents die of Alzheimer's or watch our children die prematurely of sickle cell disease. Proposition 71 set this research in motion. Now we have to make sure this research keeps moving forward.

Intensive Athletic Activity Could Be Fatal To Those With Sickle-Cell Trait

| Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rose Eveleth (Click here for the original article) At 5:30 A.M. on February 19, 2010, 20-year-old Bennie F. Abram started his first day of fo...

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...

WATCH: T-Boz Opens Up About Her Brain Tumor Recovery

Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices

TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has been speaking publicly about her near-lifelong battle with sickle cell disease, but only recently is she opening up a...

Pittsburgh Steelers Safety Sits Out Season Opener, Launches Sickle Cell Campaign

Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be one man short when they take the field for their season opener against the Denver Broncos this Sunday. Safety Ryan Cla...

For the Forgotten Children of Central Africa, One Test Makes the Difference Between Life and Death

Dr. Russell E. Ware | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Dr. Russell E. Ware

Sickle cell disease is a common, deadly, and overlooked killer of children around the world with a mortality rate that rivals that of malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. Why then, haven't you heard of it?

Junior Olympics Hopeful, 8, Puts Dreams On Hold To Help Save Sister's Life

Dacula Patch | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact

C.J. Clinkscales is an amazing young ­­­athlete with dreams of making it to the Junior Olympics this summer. He is a true star on the track, but of...

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark Benched For Sickle Cell Trait. What Triggers It?

Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices

The last time Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark played a game in Colorado, he nearly died, the Associated Press reports, highlighting a series of health...

Leveraging Fashion for a Cause

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
J. Michael Welton

Veronika Revegno is turning personal tragedy into a humanitarian tool. In 1999, her sister died of sickle cell anemia while awaiting medical help at an inadequate Tanzanian health care facility.

Fighting Sickle Cell Disease in Angola: Building Partnerships to Match the Challenge

Mark W. Kline, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark W. Kline, M.D.

A history-making agreement was signed today, initiating the West African nation of Angola's first program to address a disease that likely affects some 6,000 babies born there each year.

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.