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September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and we’re focusing on the stigma that teens face who have this disease. There are very few medical providers who understand Sickle Cell Anemia, a blood disorder that causes your red blood cells to create a crescent or sickle shape and can wreak havoc on a person’s body their […]

Teens and the Stigma of Sickle Cell

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and one of the fastest rising birth defects among young black mothers is Gastroschisis (pronounced GAS-tro-SKEE-sis). Source: CDC (modified) Gastroschisis is a defect where the infant’s intestines protrude outside of the body usually through an opening on the right side of the baby’s abdominal wall. The intestines being […]

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Why Is This Birth Defect Affecting Black Babies?

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