It might sound counterintuitive, but not every patient comes to Dana-Farber for cancer treatment. For example, the Institute’s experts regularly see patients seeking help with benign (non-cancerous) blood disorders. Benign blood disorders such as anemia and sickle cell disease are often treated at cancer centers because such institutions are home …
Robin Roberts' rare blood disorder: What is myelodysplastic syndrome?
Five years ago, celebrated television anchor Robin Roberts beat breast cancer, but Monday on Good Morning America, Roberts revealed that she has myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) -- a type of bone marrow disease with around 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
How Overcoming a Rare Blood Disorder Made Shelby Houlihan a Tougher Runner
As a child, it left her fatigued, anemic, and sickly. Here’s how she became the fastest American woman in the 5K.
Why I Gave My Blood to Defeat Dengue
Bill Gates visits an Indonesian university to check in on an amazing project to control the spread of dengue. Researchers there are part of a global effort exploring whether a bacterium called Wolbachia can be used to control dengue.
That 'Blood' In Your Meat Isn't What You Think It Is
How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood
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How Powdered Blood Could Revolutionize Medicine
Artificial blood may become a reality in the future
10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
How to lower your blood pressure without medication. You can lower your blood pressure naturally, with easy lifestyle changes.
Here's what you need to know about donating blood
Blood donations dip in the summer, but someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. This is your periodic reminder to donate.
How to Lower Your Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet
The DASH diet can help you reduce blood pressure without sacrificing flavor and variety. Learn about three easy recipes.
How Low Should Your Blood Pressure Be?
A significant new study showed a group whose blood pressure was kept lower than the current recommended guidelines had fewer heart attacks and deaths.
Tips to measure your blood pressure correctly
To determine whether you have hypertension, a medical professional will take a blood pressure reading. How you prepare for the test, the position of your arm, and other factors can change a blood pressure reading by 10% or more. That could be enough ...
What Happens To Your Blood After You Donate It?
What happens to your blood after you donate can seem a bit mysterious, but here's a guide to help you better understand exactly how much your donation helps.
4 amazing reasons why donating blood can actually help you live longer
Donating blood helps save lives, and it also helps your blood to flow better.
How do I treat a broken blood vessel in my eye?
Seeing a broken blood vessel in the white of your eye can be alarming. Yet it's actually a common, minor occurrence and will almost always heal on its own. U...
Here’s How Much Oral Contraceptives Raise the Risk of Blood Clots
A new study puts a number on the risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots after using the pill
Stopping exercise for 10 days can decrease brain blood flow
Stopping exercise for 10 days can reduce brain blood flow by 20% to 30% in eight brain regions, including the hippocampus, which is responsible for learning and memory and is one of the first brain regions to shrink in Alzheimer’s disease.
Keep Life Flowing: Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots
World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is a yearlong annual global campaign that culminates on 13 October. The WTD campaign places a spotlight on thrombosis (blood clots...
What Part Does Genetics Play in Pediatric Leukemia?
Leukemia, which usually occurs because of a mutation — or DNA change — is the most common childhood cancer. Some genetic syndromes can create a predisposition to leukemia, as well as other blood disorders.
Amarillo area air ambulances to carry blood for critical patients
One of the first things doctors and paramedics reach for in an emergency is type O-negative blood.Anyone, regardless of blood type, can receive O-negative