By: Terry Graedon September 10, 2017 16 Comments
    Can You Avoid Blood Clots on a Long Flight?

    Blood clots in the veins of the legs can be serious. Not only do they cause swelling, inflammation and pain in the affected leg, but they can also break loose and lodge in the lung. Blood clots in the…

    By: Terry Graedon September 4, 2016 4 Comments
    Will Aspirin Prevent Blood Clot on Long Flight?

    Deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the large veins of the leg, is a dangerous condition. At one point about a decade ago, it was dubbed "economy-class syndrome" because people on long flight…

    By: Joe Graedon September 29, 2014 81 Comments
    New Research Confirms that NSAIDs Can Be Deadly

    A study just published in the journal Rheumatology concludes that popular pain relievers called NSAIDs can raise the risk of developing blood clots in veins (venous thromboembolism or VTE) by 80 perce…

    By: Terry Graedon February 9, 2012 3 Comments
    Avoiding DVT During Travel

    Long-distance travelers can take heart in new guidelines issued by the American College of Chest Physicians. The expert panel suggests that "traveling in economy class does not increase your risk for …

    By: Terry Graedon April 28, 2011 2 Comments
    Newer Birth Control Pills Pose Risks

    Oral contraceptives are known to increase a woman's risk of blood clots. Recent research shows, however, that the newer types of birth control pills containing the progestin drospirenone raise the ris…

    By: Terry Graedon March 9, 2011 10 Comments
    Deadly Blood Clots

    Blood clots trapped in the lungs kill up to 180,000 Americans each year. This is a serious complication of deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots that form in veins deep in the legs or arms. Deep Vein T…

    By: Joe Graedon September 29, 2002 0 Comments
    Private Eye Seeks Way To Avoid Blood Clots

    Q. I am a private investigator. Believe me when I tell you the job is not as glamorous as most people think. I spend hours sitting in a car watching and waiting. I have read that people who sit throug…