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Hand holding up a single baby aspirinBlood ClotsTerry Graedon - November 11, 2019
CocoaVia cocoa flavanolsBlood ClotsTerry Graedon - September 9, 2019
aspirin tablets on blue paperArthritisTerry Graedon - July 19, 2021 - 14 comments

How Do You Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Aspirin?

Before starting a daily regimen, carefully consider the benefits and risks of aspirin. Are you more likely to be helped or harmed by this amazing drug?

Joe Graedon - July 1, 2019

Reversing the Admonition to Avoid Vitamin K with Warfarin

Joe Graedon - June 13, 2019

Warfarin and Green Leafy Vegetables Can Be OK

Joe Graedon - March 28, 2019

Why Should You Care about the Xarelto and OxyContin Legal Settlements?

Joe Graedon - December 31, 2018

Blood Clots, Travel and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Joe Graedon - October 28, 2018

How To Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Replacement

X ray showing a double Hip Replacement
Blood ClotsJoe Graedon - March 1, 2018

Aspirin vs. Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) After Hip or Knee Replacement?

Are newer and pricier anticoagulants safer and more effective for preventing blood clots after joint replacement surgery? Aspirin and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are compared.

grapefruits
Blood ClotsTerry Graedon - September 17, 2017

Are There Foods That Affect Xarelto?

Although the anticoagulant Xarelto is promoted as not requiring dietary restrictions, there are foods that affect Xarelto. Grapefruit is one.

airplane flying in the air above the clouds
Blood ClotsTerry Graedon - September 10, 2017

Can You Avoid Blood Clots on a Long Flight?

Sitting still for a long time, as trans-oceanic air passengers must, increases the risk for dangerous blood clots in the legs.

Male technician analyzing blood sample in medical laboratory
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Joe Graedon - October 31, 2016

Patients Walk a Dangerous Tightrope on Blood Thinners

There was a time when warfarin (Coumadin) was the main blood thinner prescribed to prevent clots. Newer anticoagulants include Eliquis, Pradaxa & Xarelto.

garlic and garlic cloves
Bad BreathJoe Graedon - November 5, 2015

Beating Back Garlic Breath With Parsley

Garlic is tasty and good for us. Not only does it have cardiovascular benefits it may also have anticancer activity. But what can we do about garlic breath?

blood red ring
AnemiaJoe Graedon - January 8, 2015

New Eliquis (Apixaban) Alert: Unexpected Side Effect

Side effects of the new generation anticoagulants like Eliquis (apixaban), Pradaxa (dabigatran) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) can be scary. What's the latest?

an older woman taking pills
Blood ClotsJoe Graedon - October 13, 2014

Is Your OTC Pain Reliever Deadly?

People should be warned about the potentially lethal side effects of OTC NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen.

aspirin tablets
Blood ClotsTerry Graedon - August 28, 2014

Newest Miracle Use for Old Aspirin–Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots

Australian investigators show that there is significant value in using aspirin to prevent blood clots in patients who have previously had one.