Cardiology

Varicose veins tied to higher odds for blood clots

(HealthDay)—Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than unsightly: New research suggests they might quintuple your risk of dangerous blood clots.

Cardiology

Turn off the telly and get moving

Spending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots known as venous thrombosis. Even trying to counterbalance hours of TV watching through adequate exercise ...

Medications

Which medicines don't go well with flying?

Every day, more than 10 million people take a flight somewhere in the world. While flying is relatively safe, the unique environmental conditions can put passengers at risk if they're taking certain medications.

Cardiology

PCPs perform ultrasound for DVT similarly to vascular experts

(HealthDay)—Compared to vascular experts, general practitioners perform compression ultrasonography for diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg similarly well, according to a study published in the November/December ...

Surgery

Don't delay hip fracture surgery. Here's why

(HealthDay)—Seniors with a fractured hip need surgery as soon as possible or they could suffer life-threatening complications, a new Canadian study concludes.

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