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Sickle Cell and Pregnancy

Many of us have heard over and over again that having sickle cell and being pregnant puts you in a high risk category. Set your mind at ease pregnant moms-to-be…Sickle Cell Warrior has done some research for you.

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Yellow Eyes and Sickle Cell

Learn more about jaundice, and why the eyes of sickle cell warriors are often yellow.

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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…

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Headaches and Sickle Cell

A headache could be the first symptom of a life-threatening complication and should not be taken lightly.

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SC and Avascular Necrosis

This series will focus on breaking down and understanding each of the complications that might develop from sickle cell, so that you can know how to prevent it, and how to catch it early. What is Avascular Necrosis? Avascular Necrosis (AVN), government name osteonecrosis, is defined as death of the

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Sickle Cell and Strokes

One of the most severe complications with sickle cell is strokes. Learn more about how to assess, prevent and treat this complication.

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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), smoking or spicy foods. Patients with sickle cell are prone to this complication because we often take pills and medications on an empty stomach when we

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The Global Angst of Sickle Cell

Tosin examines the plight of sickle cell around the world.

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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?

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Understanding Iron Overload

Check out this webinar to understand the basic principles of iron overload

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Silent Strokes Found in Children with SC

Silent mini-strokes have been found in children with sickle cell. Is your child at risk?

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Sickle Cell and Priapism

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

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Sickle Cell and Pulmonary Hypertension

Educate yourself with this brief synopsis of pulmonary hypertension. Knowledge is power.

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SCD and Iron Overload

Educate yourself on iron overload, one of the hazards of frequent blood transfusions.

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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 great article on the difference between a regular cold and the flu. Since it’s Flu Season, and sickle cell warriors are more susceptible to developing

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