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Spring Travel Reminders and Misc.

As Spring is nearly upon us, so, too, are the school breaks for DODEA schools in Europe and the Pacific. The dates for 2018 are April 2-6, which means, effectively, from about March 30 through about April 8. 395 more words

Space A Basics

Straight, No Chaser: Pulmonary Embolus (A Blood Clot in the Lungs)

When I was a young, wide-eyed medical student, I learned that in a large number of cases, when people died from unexplained cases, the autopsies would often show the patient died from a pulmonary embolus. 639 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Three great men; one blood disorder.

If you have ever been a bride or groom, you would have heard all the clichés’; enjoy the day cause it goes so quick, you wont know what to do with yourself after etc. 1,266 more words

Blood Clotting Disorders

Straight, No Chaser: Blood Clots in Your Legs – Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

If you’re a sports fan, you’re likely aware of the death of a 52-year-old former star of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, Jerome Kersey, followed two days after by the discovery of the same condition in a current star of the NBA’s Miami Heat, Chris Bosh. 573 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Recovery Update - Normal

About a month ago I had a bunch of tests done to determine if I had some blood or DNA abnormality that caused my body to form a deep vein thrombosis (i.e., big blood clot) in my left calf. 297 more words


Blood Clots

So first of all, I’M BACK!! I’m out of hospital and it’s good to be back in the comfort of my own home! So, this week turned out to be eventful, scary, tiring, emotional and basically all-round poop! 819 more words

Tips for a Long Haul Flight

Long haul flights can be very grueling and also dangerous especially for those flying in coach with a health condition.  Sitting for too long is actually bad for circulation and can possibly lead to blood clots (or in a more technical term, a pulmonary embolism).  382 more words