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Newborn screening: Families need to be education about sickle cell trait
Physician's Briefing recently posted an article advocating for primary care providers to start offering more information to parents about their child's sickle cell status. In a report from Jelili Ojodu, M.P.H., and colleagues of the Association of Public Health Laboratories in Silver Spring, Md, the 2010 estimated incidence of sickle cell trait at 15.5 cases per 1000 births ranging from .8 cases in Montana to...
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The Unrecognized Problem of Depression in Sickle Cell Disease
We will frequently hear from patients that they are under a lot of stress and there is consistently anecdotes tossed around about patients reporting depressive symptoms. As is the case with most chronic disease populations, psychopathology in sickle cell disease is not uncommon; however, despite our acknowledgment of the issue, we continue to ignore those with sickle cell disease who are also suffering from a...
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