By: Joe Graedon October 28, 2018 32 Comments
    How To Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Replacemen…

    Hip and knee replacement surgeries are growing at an extraordinary rate. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reports that in 2014 there were 370,770 hip replacement surgeries and 680,15…

    By: Joe Graedon March 1, 2018 11 Comments
    Aspirin vs. Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) After Hip or K…

    People who undergo hip or knee replacements are at high risk for developing blood clots during the first several weeks after surgery. How serious is this complication? A research paper published in Cu…

    By: Joe Graedon September 29, 2014 86 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 August 28, 2014 5 Comments
    Newest Miracle Use for Old Aspirin–Prevent…

    Blood clots in veins can lead to life-threatening complications, including pulmonary embolism. New research from Australia suggests that aspirin could reduce the risk of recurrent venous thromembolism…

    By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2013 0 Comments
    Corticosteroids Boost Risk of Clots

    Blood clots deep in the veins are among the leading causes of death in the U.S. They are called deep vein thromboses or DVTs. When a blood clot breaks loose and lands in the lungs it is called a pulmo…

    By: Joe Graedon May 22, 2013 27 Comments
    Serious Side Effects Demand Attention

    Several important drug studies were just published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine this week. They revealed some serious new complications linked to popular drugs such as: Prednisone Tiotropium …

    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…