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Dear Mrs. Clinton

Dear Mrs. Clinton,

Welcome to North Carolina for your first visit as a presidential candidate.  I will unfortunately not get to see you–the private fundraising dinner… 1,109 more words


Secondhand smoke increases the risk of stroke by about 30% for nonsmokers even after adjustment for hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease

Elsevier Health Sciences says that nearly 800,000 people in the US suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is responsible for one out of every 19 deaths in the US and it is a leading cause of disability. 185 more words


42% of women treated with uric acid had less disability 3 months after a stroke than women given a placebo

American Heart Association says that forty-two percent of women treated with uric acid had less disability three months after a stroke compared with women given a placebo, report researchers who say that women benefit from uric acid therapy because they generally have less uric acid circulating in their bodies.  136 more words


Cloud-spotting on the way to Frankfurt

You know how clouds look like puffs of happiness when you’re on a plane?

On a flight to Frankfurt from Wroclaw. There is a very big clump of cloud that looks like a clot in heaven. It’s scary and ugly.


Venous thromboembolism

The risk of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients does not disappear with cure or remission.

In Writing

The Dangerous Dichotomy of Birth Control Pills

From GreenMedInfo, by Holly Grigg-Spall, Jun 2015

Blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks: the serious negative side effects of hormonal contraceptives are undeniable. 

Last month saw the release of a new study that makes the connection, not for the first time, between newer… 328 more words


A Visit to the Retinal Specialist

I accompanied my husband to Dr. Higgins’ office. There my husband had a series of tests including a fluorescein angiogram. They injected him with a substance that would course through his veins and show the veins in the eye clearly. 85 more words