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Cheat Codes: A Sickle Cell Podcast, is led by expert hosts Dr. Ahmar Zaidi and Dr. Mike Callaghan from the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and produced by BloodStream Media. Each episode of Cheat Codes: A Sickle Cell Podcast brings listeners a series of segments packed with critical education and research information that patients and families need to know, as well as updates and clarifications from the social media "buzz" around sickle cell. Cheat Codes also features interviews with leading experts, moments from major conferences, and contributions from people living with sickle cell, all while Dr. Z and Dr. Mike keep the show fresh, fun, and off-the-cuff! Enjoy, share, and subscribe to Cheat Codes: A Sickle Cell Podcast.

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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Cheat Codes: A Sickle Cell Podcast, is led by expert hosts Dr. Ahmar Zaidi and Dr. Mike Callaghan from the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and produced by BloodStream Media. Each episode of Cheat Codes: A Sickle Cell Podcast brings listeners a series of segments packed with critical education and research information that patients and families need to know, as well as updates and clarifications from the social media "buzz" around sickle cell. Cheat Codes also features interviews with leading experts, moments from major conferences, and contributions from people living with sickle cell, all while Dr. Z and Dr. Mike keep the show fresh, fun, and off-the-cuff! Enjoy, share, and subscribe to Cheat Codes: A Sickle Cell Podcast.

    #48 - “Soaring to the Sky” How Patient Navigators are Changing Sickle Cell with Dr. Wally Smith

    #48 - “Soaring to the Sky” How Patient Navigators are Changing Sickle Cell with Dr. Wally Smith

    Dr. Z and Dr. C talk shop with Dr. Wally Smith on how Patient Navigators are changing sickle cell disease.
    Show Notes:
    Episode Sponsor: Novartis,  For 40 years Novartis has been committed to helping individuals living with sickle cell disease.  Through research, educational resources and access programs, we will continue our efforts to support patients, healthcare providers and caregivers.
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    • 44 min
    #47 - “Reproductive Health in Sickle Cell” with Dr. Lydia Pecker

    #47 - “Reproductive Health in Sickle Cell” with Dr. Lydia Pecker

    Dr. C and guest host Amy Board of BloodStream Media talk to Dr. Lydia Pecker about Reproductive Health in Sickle Cell. Hear Dr. Pecker’s thoughts on menstrual cycles with sickle cell, fertility, contraception and more on this important, little discussed topic. A must listen!
    Show Notes:
    Episode Sponsor: Novartis. For 40 years Novartis has been committed to helping individuals living with sickle cell disease.  Through research, educational resources and access programs, we will continue our efforts to support patients, healthcare providers and caregivers.
    Dr. Lydia Pecker on Twitter
    Dr. Ahmar Zaidi on Twitter
    Dr. Michael Callaghan on Twitter
    Guest Host Amy Board on Twitter
     
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    • 57 min
    #46 - Fueled by Connections: Agios and the Sickle Cell Community with special guest host, Blaze Eppinger and guest Sarah Gheuens, Chief Medical Officer at Agios Pharmaceuticals.

    #46 - Fueled by Connections: Agios and the Sickle Cell Community with special guest host, Blaze Eppinger and guest Sarah Gheuens, Chief Medical Officer at Agios Pharmaceuticals.

    With the goal of getting a better understanding of Agios and their vision for partnering with the sickle cell community and being “fueled by connections,” join us as guest host, with special guest host, and patient advocate Blaze Eppinger returns to the show for a discussion with Agios’ and guest Sarah Gheuens, Chief Medical Officer, at Agios Pharmaceuticals. 
    Show Notes:
    Guest Host Blaze Eppinger on Instagram
    Dr. Ahmar Zaidi on Twitter
    Dr. Michael Callaghan on Twitter
     
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    • 22 min
    #45 - “Man in the Arena” A Conversation with Dr. Mark T. Gladwin

    #45 - “Man in the Arena” A Conversation with Dr. Mark T. Gladwin

    Cheat Codes welcomes Dr. Mark T. Gladwin to talk about Pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease with Dr. Z and Dr. C.
    Show Notes:
    Episode Sponsor: Novartis. For 40 years Novartis has been committed to helping individuals living with sickle cell disease.  Through research, educational resources and access programs, we will continue our efforts to support patients, healthcare providers and caregivers.
    Sickle Cell Disease (textbook) by Mark T. Gladwin, M.D.
    Dr. Ahmar Zaidi on Twitter
    Dr. Michael Callaghan on Twitter
     
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    • 48 min
    In Remembrance of Hertz Nazaire

    In Remembrance of Hertz Nazaire

    On October 29th, 2021, Hertz Nazaire, a prominent sickle cell warrior and prolific artist, passed away at age 48. In honor of Hertz, we’re re-airing Dr. Z’s interview with him for Cheat Codes, originally published in December of 2020. 
    Show Notes:
    Homegoing Expenses for Hertz Sickle Cell Disease: a battle for equality, justice and respect | Ahmar Zaidi | TEDxDetroit Program Notes:
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #44 - Fueled by Connections: Agios and the Sickle Cell Community with special guest host, Blaze Eppinger and guests Darrin Miles, Agios Chief Commercial Officer and Agios Head of Patient Advocacy, Holly John

    #44 - Fueled by Connections: Agios and the Sickle Cell Community with special guest host, Blaze Eppinger and guests Darrin Miles, Agios Chief Commercial Officer and Agios Head of Patient Advocacy, Holly John

    With the goal of getting a better understanding of Agios and their vision for partnering with the sickle cell community, join us as guest host, Blaze Eppinger speaks with Darrin Miles, the Chief Commercial Officer and Holly John, the Head of Patient Advocacy both of Agios Pharmaceuticals. 



    Show Notes:



    Guest Host Blaze Eppinger on Instagram
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    Dr. Michael Callaghan on Twitter
     
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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It’s great to hear a doctors perspective and to bring it down to a patients level so they can be included in the conversation. Great podcast, the word of the day segment and what’s happening now are my favorite!

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