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.

Avascular Necrosis, Hip Replacements and Sickle Cell

What to do with AVN when you are young? See the message below! I am young (in my early 20s) and I had a hip replacement...

How I Endured Sickle Cell Pregnancy on Bed Rest

Paula is a new mom who has sickle cell that is sharing her experience with everyone. I hope this helps all the new moms and moms-to-be out there.

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),...

Variations of Sickle Cell

Since sickle cell is a mutation of a strand of chromosomes, there are several different strains or variations. Here are the five most commonly...

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...

Sickle Cell and Overcoming Addiction

Part 2 of this series gives you tips and strategies to overcome addiction. It isn't easy, but it's completely achievable.

Sickle Cell Free, Part 4: Life After Stem Cell Transplant

This is the finale of the interview with Raheem C, the sickle cell patient who underwent a stem cell transplant and is now sickle cell free! Congratulations Raheem! Live free and be happy!

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...

Learning Ayurveda’s Morning Routine

Ever wanted to try Ayurveda, but didn't know where to start? April has outlined some of the basic principles to a better body, mind, and spirit.

SCD and Iron Overload

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