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Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots in the Lungs): Risk Factors & Signs of a Silent Killer

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Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots in the Lungs): Risk Factors & Signs of a Silent Killer

Pulmonary embolism happens when one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs becomes blocked. It is usually caused when a blood clot breaks off from a vein in the legs (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) and travels to the lungs, although it can also travel from a clot in the veins of the arms. Sometimes the origin of the clot is not found.1 Pulmonary embolism is a little-talked-about, dramatic killer which is often missed in hospitals. There is a study which reveals that up to 40% of patients admitted to the hospital with a COPD exacerbation (emphysema) actually have a...

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Turmeric, Curcumin, and Your Health

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Turmeric, Curcumin, and Your Health

Spice Name: Turmeric The name of this spice is turmeric (sometimes spelled, tumeric). Scientific Name The scientific name of turmeric is Curcuma longa L. Other Names Turmeric is also known as Indian saffron, haridra, haldi, halada, manjal, pasapu, and arishina.1 What It Is Turmeric comes from a rhizome (an underground stem) of the plant, which it why it is termed a spice, and not an herb (herbs come from the leaves of a plant). Where It Is found Turmeric is cultivated in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of South Asia, and is thought to originate from India. Most of the...

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