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World Thrombosis Day: Understanding the often hidden risks, dangers of potentially deadly blood clots

Nearly three years after suffering a pulmonary embolism and six blood clots in her leg veins following routine knee surgery, Amy Fordham-Duff is still healing. But thanks to a small army of loving, supportive family, friends and health and wellness […]

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Aspirin can reduce recurring blood clots in the veins

Aspirin may be a promising treatment for those who can't take anti-clotting drugs long term to prevent blood clots in the veins, according to new research. Known as venous thromboembolism,

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Locked-in syndrome leaves former athlete in complete muscle paralysis

For Patrick Stein, having even a simple conversation is a complicated and tedious process. Patrick, who lives in Northfield, Illinois, has Locked-in syndrome, a debilitating condition caused by a

Blood clot risk remains higher than normal for at least 12 weeks after women deliver babies

SAN DIEGO — Women’s blood clot risk remains elevated for at least 12 weeks after delivering a baby — twice as long as previously recognized, according to a

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Simple Science @Heart: Ozone alert – Polluted air may damage your heart

New research shows ground-level ozone can cause health problems linked to heart disease. Ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from cars, industrial plants and consumer products react in sunlight. People