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December 2016: Women and the Risk of Blood Clots
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | December 2016, Volume 2, Issue 12
Nearly 900,000 people are affected by blood clots each year, leading to approximately 100,000 blood clot-related deaths annually. Dangerous blood clots such as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) often form in the veins of a person’s arm or leg. If a DVT is left untreated, the clot can break loose and travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism […]
November 2016: The Pediatric Patient Living With Sickle Cell Disease
Friday, October 28th, 2016 | November 2016, Volume 2, Issue 11
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disorder in the United States, with about 100,000 American who have the disease and another 2 million who carry the trait. As people live with SCD for years, management of this disease and healthy living are important components of care, particularly for the pediatric population. Read […]
October 2016: Understanding Bone and Blood Marrow Transplants
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | October 2016, Volume 2, Issue 10
Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside the bones that makes blood-forming cells known as blood stem cells. These grow into red blood cells (carry oxygen throughout the body), white blood cells (help fight infections), or platelets (help control bleeding). Healthy marrow and blood cells are needed to live. When a disease such as cancer […]
August 2016: What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?
Monday, August 1st, 2016 | August 2016, Volume 2, Issue 8
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common acute leukemia in the United States, comprising 33 percent of all leukemias. The cancer progresses rapidly if not treated, making timely diagnosis an important goal. Recent diagnostic tests and treatment options such as stem cell transplantation are improving the remission and cure rates for some patients with […]
July 2016: Understanding Light Chain Amyloidosis
Friday, June 24th, 2016 | July 2016, Volume 2, Issue 7
Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs due to a buildup of protein in different vital organs throughout the body. The disease is often misdiagnosed and not well understood, so there is a growing need for education. Light chain amyloidosis is the most common type of amyloidosis. Read below for more information about the diagnosis […]