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Chris Bosh Illness: Updates on Heat Star's Recovery from Blood Clots

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was forced to miss the latter stages of the 2014-15 NBA season due to blood clots in his lungs. Now he's back on the court as he attempts to make a full recovery. Continue for updates. Back On Court, No Contact Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Brian Vickers Joins NBC for NASCAR Coverage

While he may not be on track due to recurring blood clots, Brian Vickers has found a way to stay in NASCAR. Vickers tweeted out on Monday that he will join NBC for the network’s NASCAR coverage beginning today with an appearance on “NASCAR America,” NBC Sports Network’s nightly show covering the sport. Vickers plans...

New contraceptives raise risk of blood clots by 50 to 80 percent: British study

The risk is higher among newer drugs, 'despite attempts to develop safer hormonal contraceptives for women.'

How to Know If Your Birth Control Pill Is a Risk for Blood Clots

6 days agoHealth : Healthland

See which brands contain ingredients that may be more harmful than not

A Hidden Danger In The New Versions Of Birth Control Pills

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 published in the British medical journal BMJ. Venous thromboembolism is a serious condition...Show More Summary

New evidence confirms link between newer contraceptive pills and higher clot risks

New evidence to confirm the link between newer contraceptive pills and higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE) has been provided by a new study. About 9% of women of reproductive age worldwide use oral contraceptives, rising to 18% of women in developed countries and 28% of women in the UK.

Newer types of birth control pills confirmed to raise blood clot risk

Women who take newer types of birth control pills face a higher risk of developing blood clots than women who take older types, researchers said Tuesday, providing what some called "clarifying" evidence that more modern contraceptives designed as safer options may in fact pose more risk than earlier...

The Pill Can Kill --In Rare Cases -- If You Don't Know The Signs And Risk Factors

I nearly died when I was 18 years old because I was taking birth control pills and did not realize I had a blood clot. Neither did my doctor. For five weeks. After traveling up my legs with no symptoms and lodging just below my heart, the pulmonary embolism grew [...]

Medical News Today: Newer contraceptives come with higher clotting risks, analysis finds

A new study published in The BMJ finds that modern oral contraceptives are associated with an increased risk of serious blood clots.

Newer Birth Control Pills Raise the Risk of Blood Clots

last weekHealth : Healthland

A new study puts a number on the risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots after using the pill

Spiderman Knocks Himself Out at Kids Birthday Party

last weekHumor : eBaum's World

Your spider senses are tingling? Probably just the blood clot on your brain.

26-Year-Old Chicago Woman Nearly Died From Birth Control Complications

Jordan Ward, a 26-year-old Chicago woman who was in the middle of planning her wedding, nearly died in March because the birth control pills she was taking caused a severe blood clot in her brain, KABC TV reports.

Blood thinner safe for cancer patients with brain metastases

Cancer patients with brain metastases who develop blood clots may safely receive blood thinners without increased risk of dangerous bleeding, according to a study. Cancer increases a patient's risk of developing blood clots. When a patient...Show More Summary

Amazingly Beautiful Blood Clot

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: Photograph shows a huge blood clot removed from a patient's lung.

Heat’s Chris Bosh: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

4 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh made an appearance on Dan LeBatard’s Miami sports-talk show on Monday to talk about the blood clots in his lungs that ended his NBA season in February. He described a harrowing ordeal that he’s thankful to have overcome (as transcribed by the Palm Beach Post): “In Boston, we actually won […]

Chris Bosh opens up on health scare: 'I’m lucky to be alive'

Chris Bosh’s season ended in February when he was diagnosed with blood clots on his lung. In an interview on ESPN Radio, Bosh revealed (...)

May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. Brain cells begin to die. “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability,” said Jose Biller, […]

New Studies Examine the Significant Risk of Life-Threatening Blood Clots in Post-Surgical Lung Cancer Patients

New evidence suggests that lung cancer surgery patients are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of complications or death. Show More Summary

David Ragan to Replace Brian Vickers for Rest of Season Due to Blood Clots

David Ragan's whirlwind season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has taken another turn as it was announced Tuesday that the veteran will drive the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 car for the remainder of the 2015 campaign. With Brian Vickers...Show More Summary

Nets’ Mirza Teletovic goes from feel-good story to clowned for ridiculous play

When Mirza Teletovic checked into Wednesday’s game for the Nets, it marked the culmination of a surprisingly quick recovery from a scary medical situation. In January, the Bosnian forward was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs, and he was immediately ruled out for the season. Teletovic was put on a regimen of blood thinning medication, […]

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