What Doctors Should Know About Sickle Cell Anemia

  Malika Abrams, a young woman with sickle cell anemia and avascular necrosis (AVN), gives advice to physicians with sickle cell anemia patients. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder. Early symptoms usually occur in childhood and include swelling,...

Achondroplasia and Bone Lengthening Surgery

  Chandler Crews, a young adult with achondroplasia, explains the condition and her bone lengthening surgery. Achondroplasia is a skeletal dysplasia characterized by the failure of normal conversion of cartilage into bone, most notably in longer bones, which...

Advice for New SMA Parents

  Stacy Pokorny, a mother of a young girl with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), gives advice to parents of children who have recently been diagnosed with the disease.  SMA is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder caused by an inadequate level of the survivor...