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Day Three- knowing I'm alive

Today an interesting news article popped up and it felt too close too home. I was fine reading the article, I was fine sharing the article with my little rant/love attached but then I went to talk to my husband about it how awesome it was to see someone’s life saved and well, shit. 473 more words


World Mental Health Day 2017

In true Catherine fashion, this is possibly a bit too honest and probably uncomfortably personal for some people.

Yesterday, I sat in my OBGYN’s office and expressed that because of my Bipolar disorder and my clotting disorder, I probably don’t want to have biological children.    568 more words

Mental Health

New Level-I Data on TKA Blood Conservation

Minimizing perioperative blood loss during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) helps curtail the risks and costs of allogeneic blood transfusions. Currently, the most popular pharmacological approach to blood conservation is the antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid (TXA). 262 more words

Need To Know

53 years old male with progressive pulmonary thromboembolism despite anticoagulant therapy

Case provided by Vincent

A 53 years old melanoma patient was initially diagnosed with an incidental pulmonary thromboembolism. Despite therapeutic anticoagulation, pulmonary thromboembolism was progressive three months later. 333 more words


Episode 24: Let's Get Syncopal


Listen here, or download on iTunes, Podcast Addicts, or Podcast Republic.

For the love of God, whatever you do from here on out, stop treating near-syncope as the inferior version of syncope. 1,991 more words

CPR Podcast

So very thankful!

While many of you already know this, Greg recently experienced a very serious health incident. The result could have been horrid but instead we are rejoicing in God’s provision, and so very thankful for all He’s done. 571 more words


Deep Vein Thrombosis: What You Need to Know about DVT

If you’ve spent much time flying you’ve probably heard suggestions to avoid developing deep vein thrombosis, “Get up! Walk around. Do some squats.” But what is deep vein thrombosis? 669 more words