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DVT: Are You at Risk?

I’d like to introduce my sister-in-law Donna Lamer. She’s my husband’s sister and I can safely say she is my favorite sister-in-law on that side of the family because she is my only one. I’d say it anyway! (That’s her husband Russ in the picture.) Nine years ago, Donna developed a blood clot in a deep vein in her right leg and ended up in the hospital for a week. The condition is called deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Pieces of the clot or thrombus, as it’s also called, had broken off and traveled up to her lung. Potentially a
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