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Business Woman Malikah Amoh is Poised to Take on Sickle Cell Anemia for the Children by 1888PressRelease Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 12:51pm 1888PressRelease - Malikah Amoh puts families first, founds "Timmy's Heart," a foundation for Sickle Cell awareness. Malikah Amoh and "Timmy's Heart" to hold holiday toy drive to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Anemia.  New Orleans, LA - Budding entrepreneur Malikah Amoh founded The Timmy's Heart Foundation for Sickle Cell Anemia Aware ... Read on »
Healthy Moms Dictionary - Anemia by Cascia T. Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:04pm Image courtesy of Wikipedia There are several different forms of anemia. Today we will discuss three of them, anemia or iron deficiency, anemia pernicious, and sickle cell anemia. One of the ways someone can become anemic is if they do not get enough iron. This is called iron deficiency anemia. Iron helps to make hemoglobin, the ... Read on »
Variations of Sickle Cell by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 08 Dec 2008 4:47am Since sickle cell is a mutation of a strand of chromosomes, there are several different strains or variations. Here are the five most commonly documented: Sickle cell trait: The person is carrying the defective gene, HbS, but also has some normal hemoglobin, HbA. Persons with sickle cell trait are usually without symptoms of the disease but hav ... Read on »
NLM Celebrates Acquisition of Papers of Sickle Cell Pioneer by nih.gov Posted Thu 08 Mar 2012 12:24pm February 2, 2012 would have been the 90th birthday of Charles F. Whitten, pediatric hematologist, co-founder of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  The National Library of Medicine marked the occasion by celebrating the acquisition of Dr. Whitten’s papers.  This unique c ... Read on »
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Tue 11 Sep 2012 6:00am Sickle cell is a blood disorder that affects red blood cells and causes them to assume an abnormal sickle shape. These sickle-shaped cells block small blood vessels, which can prevent tissue from getting proper blood flow. Blocked blood vessels can lead to spleen, lung, and heart damage, as well as stroke. There are four types of sickle ce ... Read on »
Sickle Cell and Pregnancy by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Apr 2011 8:24am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 12 April 2011 There have been many questions on the Sickle Cell Warriors Facebook page regarding being pregnant with sickle cell. Many of the women have shared their experiences with pregnancy, labor and delivery. The one consistent theme is that each an ... Read on »
Meet Nicole: LPN Student, Mom, Vibrant Warrior by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 26 Aug 2012 8:03pm Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 26 August 2012 Once in a while, I get to interview a warrior that epitomizes what the Sickle Cell Warrior philosophy is all about. Nicole is such a person. Read her life story here…she’s so bubbly and full of life, you just want to hug her through the comput ... Read on »
Transmission of Sickle Cell by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 4:30am Okay, this is for all the ignorant peeps out there. No offense, but why the fuck do you think that you can get sickle cell from your boyfriend/girlfriend? It's not an STD, it's not contagious---it's an inherited disease. Inherited! This means that if your parents weren't on the ball with getting their HbS screening done before they got pregnant w ... Read on »
Precautions Allow for Smooth Travel While Pregnant by ViaMedica Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 12:00am Taking steps before the journey can help keep mom and baby safe, expert says Traveling during the holidays can be difficult, even more so when you're pregnant. Hauling luggage, navigating crowded airports and sitting for hours in cramped seats can make you wish you stayed home. To avoid problems, pregnant women should take a ... Read on »
Statement by Secretary Sebelius on National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 22 Sep 2011 1:01am Every September, we recognize National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness month to increase public knowledge about Sickle Cell disease (SCD).   SCD is the most common inherited blood disorder; an estimated 72,000 Americans live with SCD, and approximately two million Americans, including one in 12 African Americ ... Read on »