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  1. Sickle Cell Summer Reading List

    July 27, 2015 by Andrea
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    This summer is flying by and with all of the busyness and vacation fun, you've barely had a chance to keep up with what the sickle cell community has been talking about. We've got your back with a round up of 3 hot sickle cell topics in the news for July:

    1) Swimming With SCD
    We all know the dangers associated with extreme temperature changes and sickle cell disease, and one of the main issues with summertime for warriors is swimming. To remedy this, London-based mom Shantel Brand is working toward developing swimming classes that can take place in a heated, hydrotherapy pool. Read more at the Sickle Cell Society.

    2) There's An App For That
    Besides the VOICES Crisis Alert App, which was designed especially for people with sickle cell, more health apps have begun hitting the market. Here's a list of 5 that were highlighted by Johns Hopkins -- those with SCD may especially be interested in The I.V. Doc, an app that allows you to request on-demand hydration therapy. Read more at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    3) Sickle Cell At The Movies
    Since it's release back in June, the movie "Ted 2" has come under fire from many sickle cell warriors. At the same time, many others living with SCD haven't taken offense and see it as just another way to bring light to the disease. Another film, Lia, which follows the struggles of a UK teen trying to balance her disease with living a normal life, began screening in London this month. Read more at Eclectica Films Productions

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