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HEALTH WATCH: Medication to Lower the Risk of Blood Clots

If the risk of developing a blood clot is thought to be high, your doctor may start you on blood thinning medication after your surgery. This is standard following joint replacement surgery such as total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgery. 66 more words

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HEALTH WATCH: DVT Deep Venous Thrombosis


Blood clots in the large veins (deep venous thrombosis, or DVT) of the leg and pelvis are common after orthopedic surgery, especially joint replacement surgery . 31 more words

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HEALTH WATCH: Blood Clots In The Lung

The concern of a DVT is that if a blood clot develops, it is possible that it can travel to the lungs (called a pulmonary embolism ), which can potentially be fatal. 27 more words

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HEALTH WATCH: Why aren't all patients given blood thinning medication?

The problem is that there are risks of blood thinning medication, such as a stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other problems. While the risk of developing a stroke from blood thinning medication is small, only patients who are at high risk for developing a blood clot should be started on blood thinning medication.

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HEALTH WATCH: Powdered Milk

Just add water and you have milk. Powdered milk should be in every emergency food kit.

To keep: Store in an airtight container in a cool dry area.

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HEALTH WATCH: Prevent mold from forming on a shower liner.

Pour one part water and white part undiluted white vinegar into a spray bottle. Spritz the solution onto the liner after each time you shower.

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HEALTH WATCH: Keep plant evenly moist.

Peace lilies do best if their soil is kept moist but not soggy. Water with lukewarm to warm water when the first ½ inch of soil has dried. 43 more words

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