Hofstra Northwell Medical School to Host Sickle Cell Anemia Conference

Cohen Children’s Medical Center is organizing an educational conference on sickle cell disease, to be held Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, 500 Hofstra University in Hempstead. The annual event, entitled “Exploring New Horizons: Transitioning Young Adults,” is geared toward teenagers and young adults with sickle cell disease and their families.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects an estimated 90,000 Americans. The disease can lead to acute pain events and chronic health problems affecting the spleen, brain, eyes, lungs, liver, heart, kidneys and bones. Doctors emphasize the importance of a treatment plan that encompasses all aspects of the disorder.

At Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, clinical experts from across multiple specialties create individualized care plans for each patient. To learn more, call 718-470-3608, or email [email protected]

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