• By Deb Balzer

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 5/29/15

May 29, 2015

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams:

  • A new study by British researchers finds women who take newer formulations of oral contraceptives may have an elevated risk of developing venous thromboembolism — or blood clots in the veins — than women who take earlier generations of birth control pills. Mayo Clinic hematology expert Dr. John Heit says the study measured the risk of blood clots in veins among women receiving different types of birth control and adds that while there is a higher chance of blood clots for women taking the newer contraceptives, the risk remains very low.

Click here to read more about birth control pills.

Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. [TRT 1:27] Click here for the script.

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we are blessed to have The leadership Team, and all the sisters of saint Francis, for their continued commitment to the community at large. May God Bless you all.


The Sisters of Saint Francis are always represented well by those who speak with the media, however, there are so many "hidden sisters" in our midst supporting the ministries in Rochester, Southern Minnesota, and in many parts of this country and in the world with their constant lives of prayer, service, and sacrifice. We are so blessed to have all the Sisters of Saint Francis assisting in our daily work!

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