Sickle Cell Trait

Leslie Worked Outside In The Sun With Sickle Cell Trait

I returned to the island in May 2017. I was staying at our sister’s house, helping her out with work on the house. One day I overheard a discussion occurring on the local radio talk show. It was about sickle cell disease. A public health official said that sickle cell carriers shouldn’t be working outside […]

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Leslie Is Diagnosed With Hypertension Disorder

Leslie was diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) in April 2009. Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure […]

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Primary School Years: Little Leslie Was Terrorized All Night!

On several occasions during my primary education years, I would awaken during the night with a deep sense of concern for my little brother’s wellbeing. On several occasions I would venture into his room to check to see if he was ok, only to find him in […]

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