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sickle

(sĭk′əl)
v. sick·led, sick·ling, sick·les
v.tr.
To deform (a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
v.intr.
To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
adj.
Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped: a sickle moon.

sickle (sik´əl),

Patient discussion about sickle

Q. Please precribe for me the possible medicine (treatment) for sickle cells. Secondly, my boy lost hearing at 4 1- I need to know how sickle cells can be treated. 2- My boy just surprisingly lost his abillity to hear anything at the age of 4.

A. wow...you are going through some hard times...it's the hardest thing in the world seeing your children in pain. loosing his hearing could be caused by clots that were formed and destroyed the ear nerve. but it's unlikely it happened in both ears...so i would check it out. and about treatment- there are a variety of treatments, so i found a web site with them all. and even some that are still in research: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_Treatments.html

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Bob Sickles, third-generation owner of the century-old business, discovered Mazi's Piri Piri Sauce when Peter Mantas and Leslie Feingold - who produce the sauce in Asbury Park - hand-delivered the sauce directly to Bob Sickles.
Located on property that has been in the Sickles family since 1663, the business has evolved from a seasonal farmstand to a year-round market in 1998 and was the 2011 winner of "New Jersey Family Business Award" by Rothman Institute and voted "Outstanding Specialty Food Retailer 2007" by National Association Specialty Food Trade.
In addition, Sickles "On the Road Tours" conducts day trips and travel programs to exceptional culinary and horticultural destinations in the U.
The owner mostly sells his cheeses in farmers markets, but because we hooked up with him a while back he's almost like a buddy, and we buy most of what he has," says Bob Sickles, owner of the combination gourmet grocery store and garden center that bears his family name.
After participating in the 90-minute course, which customers registered for in-store or on the Sickles Market Web site, it's off to a private shopping spree where, in addition to cheese, there is a full range of gourmet groceries, perishables, homemade soups and salads, and prepared foods that rival anything that Wegmans or the area's other conventional supermarkets can dish up.
But that's only a fraction of what sets Sickles apart.
We like to call ourselves a lifestyle retailer," Sickles says.
Sickles Market caters to that lifestyle by being ahead of the curve.
The overall pattern suggests most blades were attached to curved sickles, she notes.
Prescient's Dairy Practice Group, which will be headed by Sickles, will provide dairy industry suppliers with a new forum to share best practices and exchange ideas.
Our Beeline Products survey reiterated how important the dairy industry is to consumers," said Sickles.
Karen Sickles, Dairy Practice Group Leader, Prescient