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Blood Clots and Long Distance Air Travel

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

By Michael A. Mignardi

As a fellow runner, I am compelled to tell my story. In 2011, Dallas had its hottest summer on record with over 70 days above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of my 5 am runs that summer started above 80 degrees with a few above 85. In mid-September 2011, I developed a blood clot in my entire left leg and spent seven days in the hospital. Like most runners, I always felt my pastime was a great way to help stay healthy and avoid any major illnesses

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