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World Sickle Cell Day

Posted by on June 17th, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Friday, June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day HHS and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) recognize June 19 as World Sickle Cell Day. This international awareness day is observed annually with the goal to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease (SCD). To learn more about the disease, please visit… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General



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Black History Month & Awareness of Health Disparities

Posted by on February 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

In today’s BHIC posts, I will highlight a few health resources to spread information about important conditions and diseases affecting African-Americans and black people. February 28, 2019 is Rare Disease Awareness Day.  Sickle Cell Disease is one rare disease affecting approximately 1 out of every 365 black or African-American births.  According to ADM Dr. Brett… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns

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