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blood clots

The quarter-century quandary

After age 25, about 1 in 4 people will suffer a stroke—the vast majority stemming from blood clots.

Put down the shovel

Take to heart this warning if you have any heart attack risk factors or symptoms. Really.

Patient Story

‘We were lucky’

How a medical resident with a knack for forming relationships helped a "tough guy" welder battle pulmonary embolism.

A big medical upside to being short

The taller you are, the higher your odds for blood clots in your veins.

Patient Story

‘I’m not a quitter’

Larry Whitten rolled into pulmonary rehab in a wheelchair. He walked out using the stairs.

Stroke risk may be greater for certain migraine sufferers

Research suggests patients having visual disturbances or taking estrogen face increased odds.

Newer birth control pills may raise clot risk

'One has to weigh the benefits of using oral contraceptive pills against the risks.'

Patient Story

Inactivity a major danger with blood clots

Traveling to a sunny location? Sitting at your desk all day long? Do some leg pumps and listen up because deep vein thrombosis could affect you.

Breast reconstruction complications similar for older, younger women

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants.

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