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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Bernie’s Story

Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot, usually in the legs or pelvis. This can happen to anyone, as 53-year-old Bernie McKay learned. Even though he leads an active life, he experienced severe cramping pain the back

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Smoking Increases Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are caused by progressive weakening of the aortic wall creating a “ballooning” of the vessel. If this aneurysm ruptures, it can cause massive internal bleeding. A study showed that smoking increases the risk of developing an

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Being Active Throughout the Day is More Important Than Meeting Exercise Guidelines

“Regular exercise is important for many health reasons, but it’s not enough in itself. We also need to remain active throughout the rest of the day.” A study has shown that even if people meet exercise guidelines at the gym,

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: How Can You Prevent It?

“Moving around is one of the best things you can do to prevent DVT. Movement gets your circulation working and stimulates the flow of blood to your legs.” DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is the condition where blood clots develop

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