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Now sickle cell free, a young girl is inspiring others

WMC Action News 5 - Jan 18, 2017
A day was officially named in honor of a young girl who fought sickle cell anemia--and won. Morgan Symone Grant is a trailblazer for sickle cell anemia after becoming sickle cell free. In recognition of what she has accomplished, Memphis City Council ...

Carriers of Sickle Cell Trait Aren't at Higher Risk for Health Problems, Study Says

Sickle Cell Anemia News - Jan 17, 2017
Metformin, a common drug for Type 2 diabetes, could be used to "turn on" fetal hemoglobin levels in sickle cell anemia patients, according to a study ... views 431. Plant Extracts Show Promise for Managing Sickle Ce... Molecules present in the extract ...

Diabetes Drug, Metformin, Suggested as 'Breakthrough' Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia News - Jan 12, 2017
Metformin, a common drug for Type 2 diabetes, could be used to “turn on” fetal hemoglobin levels in sickle cell anemia patients, according to a study by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers.

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Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health

by: Keith Wailoo
This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American pain and suffering.

Set in Memphis, home of one of the nation's first sickle cell clinics, Dying in the City of the Blues reveals how the recognition, treatment, social understanding, and symbolism of the disease evolved in the twentieth century, shaped by the politics of race, region, health care, and biomedicine.
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Sickle Cell Anemia: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice

Although sickle cell anemia was the first molecular disease to be identified, its complex and fascinating pathophysiology is still not fully understood. A single mutation in the beta-globin gene incurs numerous molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to the plethora of symptoms associated with the disease. Our knowledge regarding sickle cell disease mechanisms, while still not complete, has broadened considerably over the last decades. Sickle Cell Anemia: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice.
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Uncertain Suffering: Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease

by: Carolyn Rouse
On average, black Americans are sicker and die earlier than white Americans. Uncertain Suffering provides a richly nuanced examination of what this fact means for health care in the United States through the lens of sickle cell anemia, a disease that primarily affects blacks. In a wide ranging analysis that moves from individual patient cases to the compassionate yet distanced professionalism of health care specialists to the level of national policy, Carolyn Moxley Rouse uncovers the cultural assumptions that shape the quality and delivery of care for sickle cell patients.
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Sickle cell anemia - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell anemia is an autosomal recessive genetic condition where the beta-globin protein subunit of hemoglobin is misshapen, ...

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Sickle Cell Anemia: A Patient's Journey

As a young child, Alexandria, now age 17, endured near-constant feelings of exhaustion and general sickness, which turned into severe pain at night.

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