Day: August 5, 2017

Travel

It is well established that air travel raises the risk of potentially fatal blood clots. Did you know, however, that traveling by car, bus, boat, and train can also be risky? Anytime that you sit still for more than 1-2 hours, your blood begins to coagulate. Coagulation means clots. This risk is increased for anyone who has thrombophilia, clotting disorders, surgery, pregnancy, hormone use, and/or a history of blood clots. Once you have had a pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), you need to be extra cautious when traveling as you are at an increased risk of a second clot. As traveling is already a risk, if you have a history of clotting, you will need to be especially careful when you travel. There seems to be a consensus that our Solar System within the Vela Asterism is in the Orion Spur but I am not changing our cosmic address from Cygnus Arm until someone shows me that the astronomical authorities are in agreement on what arm we are in and the name of that arm.

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