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Take Care After Brain Bleed
Living through a brain bleed may provide a second chance to quit smoking. Kicking the habit and taking care of blood pressure and cholesterol can help keep these patients alive.
Blood Clot Trouble in Colorectal Surgery
There are risks associated with any type of surgery, including the risk of developing a blood clot while recovering in the hospital. Doctors may prescribe blood thinners or use special devices to help patients prevent clots, but these steps don't always ensure clots will not form.
How You Get Pregnant Can Signal Health Risks
In vitro fertilization can help infertile women get pregnant. But getting pregnant using in vitro may also put the pregnant mom at risk for health problems.
Migraine With Aura and Your Heart
Having a migraine is headache enough without having to worry about cardiovascular disease. For those who experience migraine with aura, it may be important to consider the health of your heart.
Hidden Risks for IVF Moms
As technology progresses, researchers must learn both the benefits and risks that new medical procedures offer. Using in vitro fertilization ( IVF ) to have a baby is one such technology.
Blood Clot Searching During Pregnancy
Pregnant women are at higher risk for blood clots, which can be fatal. Doctors use ultrasound tests to look for clots, but it's not clear whether those tests are good enough.
Toll of Diabetes After Angioplasty
Diabetes can lead to complications that reduce blood flow, putting patients at risk of heart attack. To improve blood flow, patients may go through a procedure called angioplasty. But not all angioplasties are created equal.
Aspirin for the Heart: Go Uncoated
Taking low-dose aspirin daily has been touted for years to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some people show resistance to this therapy in blood tests, but why?
Blood's Gone Hormonal
For most women, taking birth control pills is generally safe, and may even provide some protective benefits. However, there is a known risk that "the pill" can cause blood clots, especially in smokers. Is there an impact on women with an ovarian condition?
Insides Aren't Supposed to Bleed
Bleeding is never a good sign. Though it may not come with pain, having blood in your stools could mean some bigger problem is happening inside and new research is finding more people are getting hospitalized for this problem.