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Cancer causes blood clots- who knew?

I last wrote on March 26 for the only second time writing in a over a year. I wanted to start writing every day again, now that I was on the mend, or at least starting to feel better. 901 more words

The lungs and sickle cell

For most people a painful crisis is the usual problem in sickle cell. Crises occur again and again and are the most frequent reason for admission to hospital. 2,238 more words

Sickle Cell Disease

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month

Blood clots kill one person every six minutes, on average. Many deaths can be prevented with recognizing the symptoms and getting immediate medical attention.

Being aware of the symptoms makes the difference between life and death. 806 more words


Happy Clot-iversary to Me!

5 years ago today I was in hospital with acute bilateral pulmonary embolisms.  As I’ve bored people with before, I was told to stay still or die.   191 more words

Well's Score (also: America makes the list....just)

I see every patient I do a lung scan on. The pre-test probability is a determinant of the final post-test probability, when coupled with the V/Q scan. 380 more words


Podcasting to help keep current

I am taking a class on Multimedia as part of my Master of Educational Technology degree program. This week our assignment was to develop a podcast and I decided to make it EBM related (always make your work count twice). 332 more words