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African Ancestry and Dangerous Blood Clots

Inappropriate blood clotting can be a killer. Each year in the US, 300,000 to 900,000 people suffer a venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). African Americans have a

Medical News Today: Dissolving blood clots with magnetic nanoparticles

Blood clots can kill, and targeting and dissolving them quickly and safely can save lives. Drugs based on magnetic nanoparticles may offer solutions.

New targeted drug effectively dissolves blood clots, has fewer side effects

Critical conditions associated with the blockage of blood vessels are one of the primary health concerns worldwide. The main objective of emergency assistance in such conditions is to effectively implement thrombolysis, i. e. to quickly dissolve the clot. Show More Summary

New targeted drug effectively dissolves blood clots, has fewer side effects

The main objective of emergency assistance in critical conditions associated with the blockage of blood vessels is to quickly dissolve the clot. To this end, scientists have developed a magnetically controlled drug that can be condensed...Show More Summary

Tamar Braxton on Burgers and Lifelong Decisions

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Tamar Braxton has had a year. Her stint on Dancing With the Stars was cut short in the wake of a blood clot diagnosis, only to be followed by her abrupt departure from her talk-show hosting gig at The Real. But before the latter unfurled, the Braxton Family Values star ... More »

Don’t Ignore That Dull Pain. It Could Be Deadly if It’s a Blood Clot

What begins for hundreds of thousands of Americans as a dull pain in a leg can turn into a life-threatening episode that all too often baffles even their doctors. A blood clot that starts in an extremity may be small, but if it breaks off and travels to your lungs or heart, it can kill […]

Bo Kimble watched Hank Gathers die. Now he wants Chris Bosh to retire.

Miami Heat officials are reportedly not sure that Chris Bosh, who has endured multiple blood clotting issues over the past two seasons, can ever play again. For his part, the veteran forward repeatedly indicated that he wanted to return this past season, after having been sidelined for a second straight February. One observer who wishes […]

Bone cement company accused of experimenting on humans

SEATTLE (AP) — Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on the operating table. Joan Bryant’s back had bothered her since a 1990 […]

Penn Vet research suggests a way to identify animals at risk of blood clots

Patients who are critically ill, be they dog, cat or human, have a tendency toward blood clotting disorders. When the formation of a clot takes too long, it puts them at risk of uncontrolled bleeding. But the other extreme is also dangerous; if blood clots too readily, it can lead to organ failure or even death if a clot goes to the lungs, brain or heart. read more

Research suggests a way to identify animals at risk of blood clots

A common diagnostic tool often used to identify patients at risk of bleeding may also be used to identify those predisposed to clot excessively, new findings from a retrospective study has found.

Pat Riley Comments on Chris Bosh's Blood Clot Condition, Hassan Whiteside, More

The Miami Heat look at 2015-16 as a missed opportunity. They were one game away from a conference finals berth despite their roster being depleted by injuries, specifically to Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside. The two Miami big men were...Show More Summary

Mom shares story about son's head injury from bike accident to warn others

After a fractured skull and a blood clot in the brain, Jaden and Tiffany Rivera want to spread a message: Always wear helmets when riding bikes.

Report: Heat Fear Chris Bosh May Not Be Able To Play Again

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Two straight years, Chris Bosh’s season has ended in February, as he’s battled multiple occurrences of blood clots. At best, the symptoms and treatments make him unable to play basketball; at worst, his condition is life-affecting and even, potentially, fatal. Show More Summary

New technology detects blood clots with simple in-home test

New research leads to a screening test for patients on blood thinners to reduce the risk for a blood clot or stroke that's as easy as an in-home diabetes test.

New technology detects blood clots with simple in-home test

For millions of Americans at risk for blood clots, strokes and hypertension, routine lab tests to monitor blood-thinning medications can be frequent, costly and painful. Two professors in a laboratory looking at a slide together Andrew...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat PF Chris Bosh May Never Play Again

Chris Bosh has been out for an extended period of time due to a blood clot issue in his legs and the Miami Heat have officially ruled out his return in 2016. Now the concern turns to when he can come back in the future. According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, there... Show More Summary

Temple study examines whether compression stockings can prevent post-thrombotic syndrome

(Philadelphia, PA) - Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein, often in the deep veins of the legs, thigh or pelvis. Approximately half of people with this problem will develop post thrombotic syndrome -- a condition marked by pain, swelling, redness and chronic sores in the affected legs. read more

Chris Bosh reportedly pressuring Miami to allow him to play

Chris Bosh has not played a game since the All-Star break due to a recurring blood clot issue.

Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently, the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh.

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