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Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Get Stroke Screen, Care
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Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Get Stroke Screen, Care

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Too few U.S. kids with sickle cell anemia get a needed screening for stroke, according to a study released Tuesday.The study found fewer than half get the screening and only about half or fewer get a treatment that can help with pain and anemia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study, and called for more screening and treatment.One type of sickle cell disease, called sickle cell anemia, is a leading cause of stroke in children. The disease can shorten life expectancy by more than 20 years and lead to complications, said the CDC's Dr. Karen Remley.“These complications are preventable — not inevitable,” she said in a statement.Political CartoonsSickle cell disease is a group of inherited disorders in which red blo...
Ochsner LSU Health shares information on sickle cell disease at back-to-school fair
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Ochsner LSU Health shares information on sickle cell disease at back-to-school fair

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport held their first ever Sickle Cell Education Back-to-School Fair on Friday, July 29.The focus of the event was to help educate teachers about sickle cell disease. According to Ochsner, Shreveport has a high sickle cell population. They say it’s important to teachers to be informed about the disease and be equipped to provide assistance to the children they work with.The event also had supply giveaways, food and games.Copyright 2022 KSLA. All rights reserved. Source link