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Beware of the DVT!

So sometimes my inner physical therapy student has to come out.  This happens to be one of those times.  Knowing that I will be finishing Boston and getting on a plane within 4 and a half hours (so crappy, but the best I could do) this concern became very real.   377 more words

Four simple safety steps pave the OB DVT Prevention Road

By Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC

In a recent article “Safety: 4 Ways to Stop DVT in Its Tracks”, Cheryl Marsh provides four very useful steps to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). 442 more words

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What’s The Big Deal About DVT?

It’s surprising there is so little awareness about deep vein thrombosis (DVT), especially considering that it affects up to 600,000 people every year, killing up to 60,000 of them! 240 more words

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10 people that can be on progesterone-only contraception.

Progesterone-only contraceptives come in forms of progesterone-only pills (mini pill), tri-monthly injections, hormone containing IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device) and emergency pill. These contraceptives have a higher failure rate than other contraceptives in young, healthy, sexually active women.   613 more words

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The overlooked public health crisis

UPDATE:  Please SIGN and SHARE this White House petition to make DVT and PE a national public health priority. Thank you. 

The health issues receiving the greatest public attention do not necessarily mirror the conditions which pose the greatest risk to Americans.

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March Is DVT Awareness Month-Remain Vigilant for DVT

Last week I told you that DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) can present itself with minimal symptoms. This week I would like to tell you a story that really happened and how easily it is to convince yourself… 637 more words

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I Choose Life

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month and since I had a clot in my left lung last summer, this is a great time to share some life saving tips to my friends. 691 more words