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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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Health Tip of the Day

How Much Is a Serving Size?

  • Meat, fish and chicken (2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish): no wider or thicker than the palm of your hand

  • Potatoes or rice: about the size of your fist

  • Bread: one roll the size of your fist or one slice as thick as your palm

  • Pasta (1/2 cup of cooked cereal, rice or pasta): two fistfuls

  • Pasta sauce: one fistful

  • Cheese: a one-inch cube, about the length from the tip of your thumb to the first joint down

Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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