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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.

Retinopathy and Sickle Cell Disease

Rachelle expounds on sickle cell retinopathy; what it is, how it occurs, and how it is treated.

Video:Ports, Catheters & IVs

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

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.

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...

5 Tips for Managing Avascular Necrosis in Sickle Cell

Many of us with sickle cell suffer from avascular necrosis of the hip, where the bone is damaged by sickle cell blockage, leading to...

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.

Can Sickle Cell Patients Get Malaria? Yes, You Can!

Can a sickle cell warrior get malaria? There is a myth pervasive in the medical and sickle cell community that for some unknown reason sickle...

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?

Balancing Act: Disability and Credit Card Debt

Diability and Debt A sobering reality: Roughly one out of four healthy American workers in his or her 20s will become disabled before he or...

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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