Anemia is a medical condition where you have less than a desirable amount of red blood cells in circulation. Red blood cells carry a protein, called hemoglobin, that binds and carries oxygen to active tissues to keep all the organs of your body working at their best. Continue Reading →
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious blood disease that produces pain, anemia, infections, and blood vessel blockages that can cause damage and death to organs downstream. Sickle cell disease occurs most often in African Americans and Hispanics in the United States. Sickle cell disease affects millions of people worldwide. People with African, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Indian ancestry are at increased risk. Approximately 120,000 infants are born with sickle cell disease every year. Continue Reading →
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Nail problems are very common and troubling. Nails often reflect our general state of health and can often be the first sign of serious general health issues.
Fingernails grow out in four to six months. Toenails grow out in nine to 12 months. Individual rates depend on age, time of the year, activity levels and heredity. Continue Reading →