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Fighting sickle cell disease using a medication for type 2 diabetes

Sickle cell disease and the blood disorder beta thalassemia affect more than 180,000 Americans and millions more worldwide. Both diseases can be made milder or even cured by increasing fetal hemoglobin (HbF) levels, but current ...


CDC: PCPs to inform families of sickle cell trait in newborns

(HealthDay)—Primary care providers should offer educational materials and provide genetic counseling to families when they receive positive results for sickle cell trait (SCT) at the time of newborn screening, according ...

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