The Importance of Moving After Surgery

woman using a walker after surgery

Why is it important to move after surgery? Won’t it be painful? If you have ever had surgery and had to stay in the hospital afterward, you’ve probably noted that the surgeon and staff frequently encourage patients to get up out of bed and walk as soon as they are able. Yes, it may be […]

Can You Get Blood Clots In Your Lungs?

illustration of lungs

Pulmonary Embolisms Pulmonary embolism (PE) happens when a blood clot forms within the veins and travels to the lungs blocking oxygen transfer to the blood and normal heart function. Blood naturally flows in the body in the veins back to the heart and then to the lungs through the pulmonary artery. When a clot is […]