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Prescription Patient Stories | July e-Newsletter

This July, the NBCA e-Newsletter is focused on the power of patient stories to provide patient support. We at the National Blood Clot Alliance have seen first-hand the positive impact of providing support through sharing patient stories. We began posting stories to our website back in 2013. Today, a growing number of patients reach out…

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Introducing a Toolkit for Knee and Hip Replacement Patients

The National Blood Clot Alliance is pleased to introduce the availability of a new resource: The Stop the Clot® Patient Toolkit for Knee and Hip Replacement Patients. This toolkit for hip and knee replacement patients was created to provide individuals who are undergoing a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) with information…

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New Interactive Education Tool Focuses on Blood Clots

New Education Tool Offers Online Ease of Use “Understanding VTEs” is a new, easy-to-use online tool to help people learn more about venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Developed by medical professionals and hosted by the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association and the California Academy of Family Physicians, this…

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Join the Women & Blood Clots Movement | May e-Newsletter

The National Blood Clot Alliance’s May e-Newsletter is here in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, which kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 8, and is celebrated through May 14, 2016. During this very special week, the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is empowering women to take charge of their health by highlighting the blood clot…

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Join the NBCA Women’s Health Week 2016 Thunderclap

A Movement to Raise Awareness about Women and Blood Clot Risks Join the movement during Women’s Health Week May 8-14, 2016, and stand with the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) as we share life-saving information about the important choices women make throughout their lives that increase their risk for dangerous blood clots. These choices are…

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Book Proceeds Benefit NBCA

From Physician to Patient and Back Again, the story of a professional and personal journey with pulmonary embolism (PE). Michael D. Helzner, DO, is no stranger to pulmonary embolism. As a long time family practitioner in Philadelphia, he treated patients who suffered blood clots, and he has his own personal experience with PE. In his…

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Race Car Ready: Blood Clot Awareness Month

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has teamed up with Brian Vickers and the Auto Club Speedway to encourage fans to learn the risks, signs and symptoms of blood clots, and treatment. The TreatMyClot.com 300 race takes place on Saturday, March 19. Janssen will also make a charitable donation to the…

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Blood Clot Awareness Month 2016

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, an observance conceived in a bipartisan manner through the sponsorship efforts of Congresswomen Lois Capps (D-CA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), each of whom experienced the tragedy of blood clots through loved ones. Rep. Capps’ husband, former Rep. Walter Capps, died prematurely of a PE in 2006, as did…