TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who’s ever undergone knee replacement understands the real and troubling risk of post-op blood clots. Many patients are told take a daily blood thinner pill long after their procedure. But a new study finds that a one-time injection of an experimental bloodContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A flu shot might offer some protection against severe effects of COVID-19, a new study suggests. If you are infected with COVID-19, having had a flu shot makes it less likely you will suffer severe body-wide infection, blood clots, have a stroke orContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When someone suffers a stroke, doctors can often remove the culprit clot obstructing blood flow to the brain. Now, a new study sheds light on why those successful procedures do not always translate into a good outcome. Researchers found that when clot retrievalContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s been more than six months since Brandy Compton last landed in a hospital emergency room. That’s an amazing medical achievement, brought about by scientific breakthroughs that have been unfortunately overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. Compton, 31, was born with sickleContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 does not pose a threat to the safety of the United States’ blood supply under existing donor screening guidelines, researchers report. For the study, the investigators reviewed the results of tests for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in nearly 18,000 pools of donatedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have reported the first case of COVID-19 causing dangerous, recurring blood clots in a patient’s arm. The report offers new insight into how the damage of inflammation caused by COVID-19 can linger and how best to treat recurring clots, the Rutgers UniversityContinue Reading