Nearly 100,000 Americans have sickle cell disease, but very few doctors know how to treat it.
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African-Americans are disproportionately affected by sickle cell, but not enough are signing up for clinical trials to help.
"Grey's Anatomy," put a spotlight on Sickle Cell Anemia. In all of her Black girl magic, actress Jerrika Hinton brought with her a spotlight for an invisible illness that affects millions of Blacks all over the world but goes largely unrecognized in every way, from visibility and awareness to local and federal funding.
Recently honored by the Queen of England for her work with the Sickle Cell Community in Nigeria, Nkechi Azinge, founder of Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF), talks about her work, passion, dreams, and the moment she met with the Queen and other dignitaries at Buckingham Palace.
I am convinced that stem cell research means we Baby Boomers will be the last generation to have to watch our parents die of Alzheimer's or watch our children die prematurely of sickle cell disease. Proposition 71 set this research in motion. Now we have to make sure this research keeps moving forward.
Later in 2010, 20-year-old Jospin Milandu and 15-year-old Oliver Louis also died unexpectedly while working out with their
"It demonstrates that once you understand the basic biological mechanism underlying a disease, you can develop drugs to treat
During a chat with "Access Hollywood Live" on Monday, T-Boz explained how the tumor essentially wiped out her hearing and
In fact, Clark nearly died the last time he played there, suffering a life-threatening "crisis" that ultimately cost him
Sickle cell disease is a common, deadly, and overlooked killer of children around the world with a mortality rate that rivals that of malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. Why then, haven't you heard of it?
C.J. Clinkscales is an amazing young athlete with dreams of making it to the Junior Olympics this summer. He is a true
"They couldn't tell me 100 percent that 'Nothing is going to happen to you, you're going to play and you're going to be fine