Medical Conditions & Treatments

Transfusions Can Slash Sickle Cell Stroke Risk

October 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers Regular blood transfusions can significantly reduce the incidence of strokes in children with sickle cell anemia, a new study shows. Results of the clinical trial, published in August in the New England Journal of Medicine,...

Too deeply attached: The rise of placenta accreta

November 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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The article below, from the fall 2013 edition of Stanford Medicine Magazine, presents the story of Maya Adam, a member of the Stanford community who was treated for placenta accreta at Stanford Hospital. During her surgery, she received 22 units of blood, more than...

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

September 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers September, “back to school” month for most children, is a time for children and parents to think excitedly about their futures. For children suffering from chronic illnesses like sickle cell disease, though, the future may seem...