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29 09, 2016

The Pill and Increased Risk for Fatal Blood Clots

By | September 29th, 2016|Lymphedema Products|0 Comments

“The Pill” is a common oral contraceptive that many girls and women take because they know it’s been shown to prevent pregnancy. What they may not know is that it’s also been shown to increase their risk for potentially fatal blood clots by two to four times when compared to women not taking the pill. [...]

13 09, 2016

Emotional Trauma and Risk of Blood Clots in Women

By | September 13th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

A recent study showed a dramatically increased risk of blood clots for women who have experienced a traumatic event and show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when compared with women who have not experienced trauma. Pregnancy, childbirth, the use of birth control pills, and menopausal hormone therapy all predispose women to blood clots. Most [...]

31 08, 2016

Taking Away Recess – How It Affects Kids’ Health

By | August 31st, 2016|DVT/PE, Lymphedema Products|0 Comments

As students everywhere head back to school, are we unintentionally sending them into an unsafe environment and risking their health? Bullies, mass shootings, and predators are the things of nightmares, but the problem I’m talking about sounds less scary than it is and affects far more children. Schools around our nation continue to cut recess [...]

16 08, 2016

Don’t Let A Blood Clot Turn your Summer Vacation Deadly

By | August 16th, 2016|blood clot|0 Comments

Summer vacations can turn fatal, and it doesn’t take extreme activities or trauma to ruin the fun. Hours of sitting in a plane, car, or other vehicle raise the risk of dying from a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis or DVT), regardless of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60,000-100,000 Americans [...]

13 07, 2016

When a Leg Cramp is Actually a Blood Clot

By | July 13th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is often mistaken for something else. Since the beginning symptoms can vary and be relatively light, even your doctor might not immediately consider it. You think you’ve pulled a muscle at the gym, slept funny, or turned an ankle in the heat of competition without realizing it. Regardless of how you [...]

6 07, 2016

How to Increase Your Quality of Life After DVT/PE

By | July 6th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

When someone is sick, you think about the treatment they go through and that it must be tough. But how often do you stop and consider their quality of life? As much as medicine, physical therapy, and a health plan is needed, quality of life is important too. Without it, it’s all too easy to [...]

29 06, 2016

Saving Lives by Busting Myths about DVT/PE

By | June 29th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

The final episode of MythBusters aired this year, and many people will miss the lighthearted and entertaining TV show that made science fun. Today, I’d like to do some myth busting that can save lives. Let’s talk about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)—blood clots that form and then break off and travel [...]

22 06, 2016

How to Recognize and Treat Anemia

By | June 22nd, 2016|Anemia, DVT/PE|0 Comments

Getting cold feet isn’t just a saying; it can be a symptom of Anemia. Along with fatigue, weakness, pale skin, a fast heartbeat, headaches, dizziness, and feeling short of breath, cold hands and feet can be a symptom of anemia. There are three causes of anemia: Anemia is the result of not having enough healthy [...]

15 06, 2016

Blood Clots Happen at All Ages

By | June 15th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

If you’re a young, fit person, you might think that your need for a sequential compression device (SCD) like the Medshoola™ Compression Pump is years away. That’s what tennis player Serena Williams thought before she developed a pulmonary embolism (PE) that cost her almost a year of court time. Former NBA player Jerome Kersey wasn’t [...]

8 06, 2016

Does Your Job Put You at Risk for DVT/PE?

By | June 8th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

Every job has its risks. The secret to staying as safe as possible is knowing what they are and taking action to lower the them. There are two types of jobs that increase your risk of DVT/PE, and some of them will surprise you. However, knowing can save your life. Type I Sitting for more [...]