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Killer clots: Vacuum them up!

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January 10, 2014
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Some 100,000 people die each year when a blood clot breaks away and travels to the lungs or heart. Meet a man who had a 2-foot-long clot, and we'll show you how doctors "swept" it away.


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Ivanhoe (Aug. 27, 2014) — Every year, up to 200,000 Americans die from a blood clot that travels to their lungs. You’ve heard about clots in adults, but new research shows kids can get them too. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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Birth Control Pills: A New Health Scandal?

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