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How to Become Vegetarian

When I became vegetarian 28 years ago it wasn’t something I really thought about. However, it was the best decision I ever made. I...

Should You Use Marijuana for Sickle Cell?

If you were considering using marijuana for sickle cell, here are a few things to think about.

Staying Warm in Cold Weather with Sickle Cell

Here are a few tips for bundling up and staying warm this cold season.

Pain Scale

Living with sickle cell means living with chronic and acute pain. I have pain every single day of my life...sometimes it's worse than others,...

SC Remedy: Dioscovite

For the last few years, many people have come to me asking about the efficacy of Dioscovite. I have never taken it, but I...

Why Alcohol and Sickle Cell Don’t Mix

Have you ever wondered why you have pain or a crises after a night of drinking? Well let me break it down for you.

How to Increase your Hemoglobin

One of the first things that patients with sickle cell want to know is how they can increase  their hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin is a...

Sickle Cell and Tattoos

Ever thought of getting a tattoo but sickle cell has you a tad worried about it? Well then, this one is for you.

Sickle Cell Action Network at 1pm PST Tuesdays

Here is another excellent  resource dedicated to sickle cell disease. Gary Gibson, President of the Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative has been hosting this...

Sickle Cell Scholarships

Wondering about scholarships for sickle cell patients? SC Mom Kristina did the research for you. Click here for a list of active scholarships for sickle cell students.
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