Sickle Cell Disease Update: New Article Release

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“CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Improving the Lives of Persons with Sickle Cell Disease” Published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

In November 2016, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) session on “Improving the Lives of People with Sickle Cell Disease,” which is a genetic (inherited) blood disorder causing severe pain and other serious health problems. This PHGR session focused on what we know about sickle cell disease (SCD) and how far healthcare providers, researchers, and the SCD community have come in understanding SCD and treating people with the condition. The PHGR session was published as an article in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC’s primary vehicle for publishing public health information and recommendations. Read the full MMWR article on the PHGR session here.

If you missed the PHGR, “Improving the Lives of People with Sickle Cell Disease,” you can view the recording here.

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly series created to foster discussion on various public health topics. Learn more and watch the sessions here.

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