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Sickle Cell Anemia

Persons with sickle cell anemia can have symptoms such as yellow-appearing eyes and skin, pale skin, delayed growth, bone and joint pain, increased risk for infections, development of leg ulcers, eye damage, anemia and damage to the organs affected by the obstruction.


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Today in Health News

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Health Tip of the Day

Sodas and Calcium

Switching to diet soda can cut calories from your diet, but even diet soda contains a lot of phosphoric acid, which can interfere with calcium absorption in the body, according to nutritionists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. A typical 12-ounce can of soda contains 44 to 62 mg of phosphoric acid; a 12-ounce diet soda contains 27 to 39 mg of the acid. Not all soda contains phosphoric acid, so check the label.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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