The People's Perspective on Medicine
aspirin tablets
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Can Stopping Aspirin Suddenly Lead to Deadly Blood Clots?

Is aspirin a wonder drug or has it been overhyped? Does stopping aspirin suddenly increase the risk for heart attacks or strokes? Can you stop ASA safely?

Drugs and Stack of money illustration
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Will Rx Drug Commercials with Price Information Discourage Patients?

Pressure from the Trump administration has encouraged J&J to announce it will include price information on Rx drug commercials. Will that solve the problem?

airplane passengers
Blood Clots

Blood Clots, Travel and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Did you travel over the holidays? Sitting in a car or plane can increase the risk for deep verin thrombosis (DVT). Such blood clots can show up weeks later.

X ray showing a double Hip Replacement
Blood Clots

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.

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Blood Clots

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.

airplane passengers
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Will Aspirin Prevent Blood Clot on Long Flight?

People who sit still on long airplane flights put themselves at risk for a blood clot in the legs. Aspirin can help; so can moving around the cabin.

man with a heart attack receiving medical intervention
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

New Research Confirms that NSAIDs Can Be Deadly

Popular pain relievers like diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam can cause blood clots in arteries and veins leading to life-threatening reactions

Blood Clots

Avoiding DVT During Travel

Blood Clots

Deadly Blood Clots