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Living High, Living Dangerously with Anemia
The higher you are in the world, the thinner the air is. Higher altitudes mean it's more difficult to breathe and gain the oxygen your body needs.
Raising Awareness of Sickle Cell
Sickle cell disease is a public health concern in the US and worldwide. There is no easy cure, but patients can live normal and productive lives with prompt detection and the right treatment.
A Connection Between Blood and the Brain?
Dementia is one of those tricky conditions that can be difficult to understand. There are likely many different factors contributing to dementia, and even something as seemingly unrelated as a blood disorder may be involved.
Pumping Iron for the Baby
Many pregnant women take prenatal supplements. Some contain iron while others may not. The amount of iron a woman needs during pregnancy is important to discuss with her care provider.
The Many Faces of Anemia
Feeling a little tired at the end of your day is normal. But if you've been feeling exhausted for weeks or months on end, even after what seemed like a good night's rest, you could have a blood disorder known as anemia.
What We Know About Iron Supplements
Parents often worry if their children are getting all the nutrients they need. Vitamins and supplements help fill in the gaps, but only if those supplements actually benefit a child.
More Iron, Less PMS
Iron can reduce fatigue and prevent anemia. Now, women may have another reason to add more of the mineral to their diet: to ease PMS symptoms.
Safe to Stall Transfusions
Doctors have long debated the appropriate timing for a red blood cell transfusion. Is it better to wait until the last minute when patients are in the most need? Or should doctors be proactive and transfuse early? Which is safer?
Blood Sugar May Matter for Non-Diabetics
Even without diabetes, low blood sugar levels can lead to some serious risks and health problems. Researchers recently set out to see what these risks were.
Drug May Aid Patients With Rare Anemia
Patients with a severe form of aplastic anemia may not see a benefit with traditional therapies. However, a platelet-enhancing drug could be an option for individuals with the rare blood disorder.