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DVT Bus Making Rounds

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In light of the recent focus and headlines about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT),
the Coalition to Prevent DVT has organized a bus to travel around the US
providing people with risk assessments for venous disease as well as
offering information about treatments, symptoms and prevention methods.

National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia (NATT) said, "There is a
special presentation beginning at 11:30am. Melanie Bloom, former NBC
correspondent David Bloom's wife, and Dr. Mark Reding, Assistant Professor
and Director of the Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders, will
discuss DVT and share personal experiences. This event is in collaboration
with the Coalition to Prevent DVT, the University of Minnesota Medical
Center and the National Alliance for Thrombosis & Thrombophilia."

Hundreds of thousands of people in the US die each year from DVT related
health issues, NATT coupled with advocates like Melanie Bloom are hoping to
raise awareness and education about venous disease as well as provide the
public with information about available treatments of not only DVT, but
varicose and spider veins as well.




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