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How to Avoid Blood Clots while Traveling

Each year more than 300 million people who take airline flights lasting longer than 4 hours are at risk of blood clots. In this video, CDC Medical Officer Dr. Stuart Shapira discusses strategies to avoid developing blood clots while traveling long distances. In 2013, CDC published a revised edition of the CDC Health Information for International Travel, also known as CDC’s Yellow Book. The chapter on blood clots and travel highlights recommendations from the American College of Chest Physicians. See more at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism

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