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An advisory committee of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America is recommending that people with sickle cell disease (SCD) be considered a “vulnerable” population during the reopening of the U.S. economy, and remain at home as much as possible. Patients should also continue taking their medications, and adopt telehealth options for routine clinical care during the reopening, according to the statement by the Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC). The country’s reopening, officially launched May 1...

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My activity levels have steeply dipped because I’ve been restricted to my house. I’m unable to go on my normal walks or to the gym, and many friends are in a similar position thanks to the pandemic. To combat inactivity, my friend proposed an exercise challenge: “The 1,000 Reps Challenge.” As the name suggests, each person must do 1,000 reps of an exercise of their choosing, and within the space of 24 hours. Over 20...