April 6, 2009
Posted: 04:33 PM ET
Today marks the 6th anniversary of NBC journalist David Bloom's death. David, his wife Melanie, and his family were always friends of Larry King Live, he will always be missed.
Join the Coalition to Prevent DVT in kicking off the sixth annual National DVT Awareness Month! The Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and its National Patient Spokesperson, Melanie Bloom, widow of NBC news correspondent David Bloom who died in Iraq due to complications of DVT, are fulfilling their commitment to educate Americans about the dangers of DVT by putting word on the street through a mobile campaign, Driving to Reduce the Risks of DVT.
DVT Risk Factors
Assess Your Risk of DVT Blood Clots
You or a loved one could be at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT blood clots). There are certain surgeries and medical conditions that may increase your risk. The best defense is to stay informed.
Take the DVT Risk Assessor
Take a moment to complete the following series of questions, then print the results. You can also download a PDF of this Risk Assessor to print out and fill in manually. Your healthcare professional may want to keep a copy of this assessment, in either format, in your file for future reference. Be sure to talk with your healthcare professional about your risk for developing DVT blood clots.
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