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Birth Control Is Great -- But It Almost Killed Me

Jamie Hergenrader | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Jamie Hergenrader

When my doctor agreed to see me immediately without an appointment, I should have known something was wrong.

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...

Why Do Cancer Patients Die From Blood Clots?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

If you are a cancer patient you certainly don't expect to die from a blood clot. You usually expect to die from the cancer itself.

Traveling For The Long Weekend? How To Avoid This Condition

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

To my fellow road warriors, I have a question for you: What's worse for your health than a six-hour flight sitting in coach?

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...

Plane Sense for Hectic Seasonal Air Travel

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

No one wants to get sick while traveling or immediately thereafter, especially because your desk gets buried in work while you're even briefly away. Many aspects of air travel, however, increase the prospects of picking up an illness.

New Risk For Pregnant Women Considering C-Section

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- New advice for pregnant women: If you're getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a bloo...

Man Dies After 12-Hour Xbox Marathons

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

In the latest example of "everything in moderation," too much Xbox-playing may have led to a young British man's death. Twenty-year-old Chris Stan...

Knowing the Importance of DVT Awareness

Melanie Bloom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Bloom

How do you know if you have a DVT? You may not know because fifty percent of the time there are no warning signs or symptoms whatsoever. It has been dubbed the "silent killer."