What is sickle cell anemia?
Sickle cell anemia is a disease of red blood cells that is passed from parent to child. Normally red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin A, which carries oxygen to all the organs in the body. With sickle cell anemia, however, the body makes a different kind of protein, called hemoglobin S.
The problem is that when a red blood cell with hemoglobin S relea...
1. Controlling your cholesterol will help prevent which of the following conditions?
a. Heart failure
b. Angina (chest pain)
d. All of the above
2. Which of these steps will do the MOST to help lower your cholesterol level?
a. Choosing foods low in cholesterol
b. Choosing foods low in saturated fat
c. Choosing foods low in monounsaturated fat
d. Choosing foods low in ...
Exercise used to be off-limits to people with hemophilia. As late as the early 1960s, doctors worried that something as gentle as walking or a jog through the park could trigger internal bleeding. Today, people with hemophilia are hitting the gyms and playing just about everything except rough contact sports. They're having fun, staying fit, and enjoying all of the other standard benefits of exerc...