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    Summer Tips for Sickle Cell to Prevent Crisis

Summer Tips for Sickle Cell to Prevent Crisis

Summer is a time for fun, sun, travel, and relaxation. What starts as a perfect day can be ruined with a full-blown crisis. Here are a few tips to keep you crisis-free this summer. Here’s to a Healthy & Happy Summer!!!

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    Yoga and Sickle Cell

Yoga and Sickle Cell

Read about April’s journey from becoming a yoga student to a yoga master, and a teacher’s teacher.

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    Living Well with Sickle Cell, Without a Cure

Living Well with Sickle Cell, Without a Cure

Our message at SCW is that you can still live a vibrant, amazing life with sickle cell disease. Here is a post from 40 year old Ty, a warrior who has learned to live well with sickle cell!

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    New Year, Healthier New You!

New Year, Healthier New You!

If your new year’s resolution is to improve your lifestyle, health, and body, here are a few tips to get you headed in the right direction.

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    Exercising with Sickle Cell

Exercising with Sickle Cell

How can you exercise and work out without falling sick? Should we even work out? Check out what other sickle cell warriors suggest…

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Exercising with Sickle Cell

It is quite possible to get the body of your dreams even with sickle cell. Don’t use our condition as an excuse to sit at home and get fat. Here are a few tips to help you get started, and prevent a crisis in the interim…

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Sports Screening for SC Trait

Is sports screening for sickle cell trait a step in the right direction? Check out this video, and let us know your thoughts, either in the comments section or make/tag a video.

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Yoga for Sickle Cell Health

Yoga is great for your mind, spirit, health AND sickle cell. Read more to learn the basic principles of yoga from our resident Yogi, April.

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Sickle Cell Test Plan by the NCAA

This article was shared at the NING sickle cell forum. The content itself wasn’t bad, it just stated that the NCAA was considering mandatory screening of all players to prevent those that have sickle cell trait from adverse health outcomes. The premise of it sounds pretty good, screen all players

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Seizing the Day…

Hello everyone! How are you enjoying the summer? I’m doing great, having all kinds of fun in beautiful Portland. Summer is the only time that it’s beautiful and not raining in Portland, so I might as well savor it right? I’ve started my exercise regimen again and this time I’m

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Swimming with Sickle Cell

I got a question from a reader in Egypt that loves to swim but has a painful episode after each swimming session. For sickle cell warriors, my advice is not to swim in cold water. The main thing about swimming is that it drops your core body temperature, increasing the

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Exercising with Sickle Cell Anemia

My newest fetish is hitting the gym. I love going to the gym. My doc says it’s okay as long as I hydrate and don’t overdo anything. There is something about pushing my body to it’s limit that makes me feel absolutely invigorated. As the blood pumps through when I’m

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Exercise & Diet

One of the perks I guess of having sickle cell is that it keeps me in my ideal weight zone. My BMI never goes above 20, mainly because when I do start gaining weight…one crises has the power of taking off 10 pounds in a week. Right now I’m a

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