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Straight, No Chaser: The Medical Issues You Encounter While Flying

This week’s Straight, No Chaser posts have focused on the dangers presents by blood clots. Flying long distances presents a specific risk for development of blood clots. 626 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Straight, No Chaser: Why Are Athletes At Such Risk For Pulmonary Embolus?

Let’s begin today’s Straight, No Chaser by being sure not to overstate the case. All things being equal, young healthy individuals and superbly conditioned athletes have diminished risks for diseases across the board. 502 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

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. 586 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Episode 14: The Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Patient


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

You get called out to a complaint of difficulty breathing for a 20yof. 851 more words

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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. 507 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Beating the Odds!

On November 16, 1995 I woke up and took my husband Ryan to work for the first time since a bout of pneumonia. I told him to come home early and went home with our kids. 237 more words



After my pulmonary embolism, I left hospital with an oxygen tank.  I was on oxygen for 24/7.  The Medical Aid only approved one huge and heavy box of oxygen. 439 more words