Bone marrow failure disorders affect hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, from children to adults. National Aplastic Anemia and MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes) Awareness Week is helping spread the word about two of these disorders. It’s also an opportunity to shed some light on the role cord blood stem cells can play in the treatment of these life-threatening diseases.
Kids and teens suffering from obesity are at much higher risk of developing bone and joint problems. Health care providers, parents and patients should look for the following problems, as finding them early allows for better treatment and may prevent lifelong problems that can interfere with comfort and the ability to lead an active life: Pain in the Back or Hips, Bowed Legs and Knock Knees.