pulmonary embolism

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“It’s really unacceptable what’s going on. It’s outrageous.”
Parents
She shared a cute video of her daughter while discussing the serious topic.
Parents
If she hadn't listened to her son, the results could have been tragic.
Wellness
Venous Stasis Immobilization (patient stays in bed) Physical therapy is not available Being on an airplane or in a car for
Healthy Living
Hours spent watching TV is a pretty good way to see how sedentary you are.
Travel
Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrates Western medicine with his extensive knowledge of traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic
Healthy Living
A huge part of who I am now was redefined from this single incident.
Wellness
To assess the risks among different birth control pills that contain both estrogen and progesterone, research fellow Yana
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I'm not sure which frightened me more -- the embolism itself, or the helpful nurse who asked me if I had a will and an advance health care directive. Regardless, I feel I've been given a tremendous gift, and I don't want to waste it. As soon as I can take a deep breath again, I intend to shout that from a rooftop.
Wellness
My defining moment came when I was faced with my own mortality -- at 36 years old. In April 2012, I was admitted into the hospital with a pulmonary embolism (PE).
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Pulmonary embolism was the cause of death of rapper Heavy D in 2011, though the coroner's office noted that the 44-year-old
Impact
Part of the problem in the US is that we simply don't know exactly why women are dying, or even how many are. It is hard to be aware when we don't have a system that tracks these deaths and near-misses in a uniform fashion in all 50 states. Let me state that plainly - many states do not even have "pregnancy-related" on the death certificate. If we don't ask the question, how will we ever know the answer?
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One pregnant woman in a thousand may develop a potentially life threatening blood clot. The good news is that blood clots are almost always preventable.
Post 50
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Wellness
Most cases occur after sitting for a long period of time, like when traveling by plane. Some health conditions can also affect
Wellness
The main signs a person is suffering from a pulmonary embolism is shortness of breath, breathing problems, coughing (or coughing
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It's official -- the holiday travel season is upon us. Historically, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has kicked off the