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Pulmonary Embolism

A Hidden Danger In The New Versions Of Birth Control Pills

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Women who take a newer version of birth control pills have a doubled risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots, according to a new study publis...

Dodging a Bullet

Randi Miller | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

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.

Samantha Erskine: What Was The Defining Moment In Your Life?

Samantha Erskine | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Erskine

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).

Why Are Blood Clots In The Lung So Deadly?

Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living

"Law & Order" actor Dennis Farina, a former cop who also played one on the iconic TV show, passed away Monday, July 22, after experiencing a blood clo...

Save a Mother's Life - Talk About Maternal Death And Near-Miss in the USA

Anne Addison | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Anne Addison

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?

Every Mother Counts: Blood Clot Awareness Month -- What That Means to Pregnancy

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

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.

'Know And Listen To Your Body'

Kristen Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to work next week after being hospitalized for a blood clot, and there is renewed interest in preventing th...

Sportscaster Bonnie Berstein: 'The Doctor Said To Me 'I'm Not Quite Sure How You're Still Alive'

Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein was covering an intense college football rivalry when her leg started throbbing. At a nearby hospital, an ultrasound rev...

Heavy D's Pulmonary Embolism From A Long Flight: How Can You Prevent It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has ruled that Heavy D, the influential 44-year-old rapper who died on Nov. 8, was killed by a pulmonary embol...

Laura Schocker

Traveling Today? Beware These 9 Potential Health Hazards

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 11.29.2011 | Healthy Living

It's official -- the holiday travel season is upon us. Historically, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has kicked off the season, bringing droves of p...

'The Scariest Moment Of My Life'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Serena Williams still has blood clots in her lung but hopes to return to tennis this summer after recovering from a pulmonary embolis...

Serena Williams Hospitalized

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: According to the Miami Herald, Serena Williams is likely to miss upcoming tournaments after having emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism....

Is Having a Baby Bad for Your Health?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Most American women might presume that the dangers of maternal mortality are a concern and problem only in developing nations. They're wrong.