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Choose Painkillers Carefully If You Take Coumadin

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When you are on anti-clotting therapy, taking anti-inflammatory painkillers can cause serious bleeding, a recent study confirms. Acetaminophen is your best bet for pain relief.


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What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

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Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Learn more about blood clots, their symptoms and steps you can take to help avoid them.


Vitamin K should be 120 mcg for a man and 90 mcg for a woman - from HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Vitamin K Know-How (Infographic)

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Even though it's good for you, too much Vitamin K should be avoided, experts say. Your intake of Vitamin K should not exceed 120 mcg if you are a man and 90 mcg if you are a woman. Learn about why you should avoid too much.


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Your Diet and Blood Thinners

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Your diet affects how your medications work, especially for patients taking blood thinners such as Coumadin® (warfarin). It is important to know the drug-food interactions for any medicines and when to talk to your doctor.


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Chat With a Doctor: Blood Thinners

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Ask questions and get answers about anticoagulation blood thinners from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at noon ET.