there were many things left unsaid in my last post. at times i just want to write as though the bear is not beside me, waiting for me. 774 more words
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Standard treatment for deep vein thrombosis aims to reduce immediate complications. Use of thrombolysis or clot dissolving drugs could reduce the long-term complications of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) (pain, swelling, skin discolouration, or venous ulceration) in the affected leg. 452 more words
Time to get personal. It is no secret that ten years ago, I experienced deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). As a writer, advocate and health program leader, I’ve had the opportunity to share my personal experience many times over the past decade in presentations, articles, interviews, and even via two PBS programs. 5,843 more words
The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to bring more awareness to tests and procedures that should be discussed between physicians and patients. The campaign was spearheaded by the ABIM Foundation, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) partnered with the campaign to develop a… 110 more words
Traveling is exciting, but it presents multiple challenges to your health. To best meet these challenges, preparation is everything.
Before you travel and every time you travel, your surest means of protecting yourself is to confirm you are current on routine vaccines. 323 more words
I’ve probably been engaged twenty times on airplanes to provide medical assistance. My favorite incident was when four doctors (and a nurse) simultaneously jumped to assistance as if everyone was some type of superhero. 481 more words