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What are the risks of not treating my child’s sickle cell anemia?

The most critical time to start treating sickle cell is in the first few years of life. That’s when fragile systems are most vulnerable to damage and infection. If not properly treated, this condition can cause painful episodes, gallstones, and increased risk of infections.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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