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Complications of Sickle Cell

It is often said that sickle cell does not kill, but it is the complications that endanger our lives. Educate yourself to manage these complications, and save your life, or that of a friend or family member.

Sickle Cell and Priapism

This is to the male warriors out there. Learn the facts about priapism, and how to deal with it.

Renal Papillary Necrosis and Sickle Cell

Renal papillary necrosis is a sickle cell complication that we need to watch out for. Read on to learn more...

Video:Ports, Catheters & IVs

video on some of the most common intravenous accesses sickle cell patients have

Sickle Cell vs the Flu and Cold

Hey everyone, thanks to all the people who have joined the SCW fan page on Facebook. It's another great way to connect.Here is a...

SC Complication: Gastric Ulcers

A gastric ulcer is an erosion (think wound) in the lining of the stomach. It is usually caused by alochol, NSAIDs (Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin),...

Sickle Cell and Drug Addiction: Definitions

The first part of this 3 part series deals with the definitions for addiction, tolerance, physical dependence, and pseudo-addiction

Sickle Cell and Memory Problems

This entry is long, but so useful if you are having problems with your memory, and getting tasks accomplished at work, school, or home because of sickle cell.

Dealing with Constipation

Pain medications lead to constipation. Here are some tips to help you cope and get your bowels moving again.

Acute Chest Syndrome and Sickle Cell

We all have heard about the dreaded Acute Chest Syndrome (ACS). Some of us have had it, and some sickle cell warriors have died from it. But what exactly is acute chest syndrome?

The Mathematics of Iron Overload

Iron overload is one of the complications that many sickle cell warriors face. Did you know there was a calculation to iron overload? Our resident nerd, Dr. Lakiea Bailey breaks down the math.
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