by Dr. P. Gould, BDO Medical Contributor
The Latest In Sickle Cell Disease
As a sickle cell patient, the typically joyous holiday season can, at times, be mired in the fear of shorter, darker, and colder days. The frigid temperatures mixed with holiday expectations and the emotional ghosts of lost loves, loved ones read more about Recognizing the Depression and Anxiety Challenges of the Holiday Season
Getting diagnosed with sickle cell disease is only the beginning of your journey with this lifelong illness. Sickle cell disease gets its name from the abnormal sickle-like shape of the red blood cells in people who live with it. These read more about Day 1: Just Been Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease
The branches of your family tree bear much more than the years your grandparents were born. Knowing your family’s health history is an important factor in your health status. Some health conditions are more likely to be passed from generation read more about Are These 5 Health Conditions In Your Family Tree?
According to recent studies, Blacks have shown a higher risk for sickle cell disease than any other ethnicity. The sickle cell trait is even more common than the disease itself as 1 in 13 babies are born with it. Typically, read more about 5 Signs That You Should Get Tested For The Sickle Cell Trait
Are you able to cover the cost of your meds? It could easily put a dent in your pockets if you are battling major health challenges. Let's face it: Coming to terms with the fact that you have a lifelong read more about Access Granted: Covering the Cost For Your Meds
The FDA approved a new drug to treat sickle cell anemia, giving hope to the 100,000 Americans diagnosed with the lifelong disease. This drug is the first new treatment that has been approved for sickle cell disease in the past read more about Everything you Need to Know About the New Treatment for Sickle Cell