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If everything is called a ‘crisis’ or ‘epidemic’, is anything? What gets the most attention (and funding) isn’t what is most likely to kill you.
Crisis. Epidemic. Public health treat. These words are routinely bandied about to describe a host of conditions that can kill you. A quick Google news search of January 6, 2017 returned nearly 4 million results of headline making ‘epidemic’ articles; the top 4 topics: opioids, flu, stress and gun violence. 1,016 more words
The 18th of December.
Guess who’s back in hospital? Lucky me. Having added up all the symptoms, I decided that actually, going to A&E this morning was going to be necessary. 646 more words
On 17th November 2015, just into my 10th week of pregnancy, I received the shocking news that I had a Pulmonary Embolism (lung clot). After being diagnosed of a genetic blood disorder, Factor V Leiden, years before I was always slightly higher risk so it should not have been a surprise. 1,178 more words
When elderly adults suffer a fainting spell, a blood clot in the lungs may be the culprit more often than doctors have realized, a new study suggests. 584 more words