A recent article in the Capital Business Journal, a Washington Post publication, about diversifying the local economy included information about how Children’s National is using data to help improve care for children with chronic conditions like sickle cell disease.
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Dr. Susan Perrine-Faller, a hematologist and oncologist at Howard University, discusses research pertaining to sickle cell disease including the possible benefits of high levels of fetal hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment produced in the womb, on preventing red blood cells to sickle in adolescent and adult patients.