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Deep Vein Thrombosis

If you’re a frequent traveler, you probably already know traveling can pose some risks to your health. Despite your best efforts, you may experience jet lag, expose yourself to germs in airports and on planes, and, depending on your destination, have a higher risk of food borne illness. But, frequent and long-distance travelers are at risk for another health issue:…

Sitting for long periods of time while traveling, whether by airplane, train or car, can increase a traveler’s risk for developing a blood clot.  Research shows that this low-activity situation and the environmental conditions of a plane increase a person’s risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is the formation of blood clots in your veins, usually in the legs…

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