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When Summer Travel Includes Surgery; Mayo Clinic Expert Offers Tips for a Safe Trip

Flying is as safe as ground travel after chest surgery, Mayo study finds Rochester, Minn. — Summer travel isn’t for vacation alone. For some people, it may include a trip to an out-of-town hospital for surgery. If you are traveling for chest surgery, you may wonder whether it is safer [...]

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Prompt Treatment Needed for Blood Clots in the Lungs

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 20, 2012.  Pulmonary embolism occurs when critical blood flow to lung tissue is blocked in one or more arteries. It can be fatal without prompt treatment. The September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter explains this condition, common symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Normally, blood [...]

Created by Ginger Plumbo