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HeartWare tumbles on blood clot concerns

Shares of HeartWare International Inc. fell Monday on reports that the company's heart-assist device was associated with a high rate of blood clots in a clinical trial. Full story

HeartWare device had 9.2 percent thrombosis rate in trial

Patients implanted with a mechanical heart-assistance device made by HeartWare International Inc have an unexpectedly high 9.2 percent chance of developing a potentially life-threatening blood clot per year, newly-released data shows. Full story

Health risks fade after hormone therapy stops

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Health risks related to hormone therapy with estrogen might go away after women stop the treatments, a new study suggests. Full story

Daughter, who suffered blood clot, honored        

   After suffering a blood clot at 18, Amy Oestreicher was unable to eat or drink for more than two years and has had more than 20 surgeries. Broadway performer Heidi Blickenstaff honors Amy’s strong will and determination, as well as her passion for the arts.

Tech icon, tennis champ battle health scares

   NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses Steve Jobs’ suspected battle with cancer and Serena Williams’ treatment for a pulmonary embolism.

Stent blood clot risk may be higher in the morning

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who have recently had a stent implanted in a blocked heart artery, the risk of developing a blood clot may be higher early in the morning than other times of day, researchers reported Monday. Full story

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  Did drugmaker hide birth control patch risks?

NBC News has obtained private internal documents from Johnson & Johnson which suggest the company knew about an increased risk of death in connection with using the birth control patch, but put women in danger anyway. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.

  Birth control concerns

Sept. 28: A top-selling line of birth control pills is under fire over possible health concerns. Bayer, the maker of Yaz and its sister drug Yasmin, is facing mounting lawsuits claiming the pills put women at higher risk for potentially deadly blood clots.

  Study: Travel contributes to DVT risk

July 7: A new study confirms that people who do a lot of long-distance traveling have a significantly higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Doctor uses home drill to save boy

May 20: An Australian boy is doing well after a doctor used a handyman’s electric drill to relieve pressure in his brain caused by a blood clot. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

  New device helps clear blood clots

May 12: A new device removes blood clots without using dangerous drugs. KSL's Ed Yeates reports.

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** FILE ** Farrah Fawcett arrives for the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami in this Aug. 29, 2004, file photo. A representative for Fawcett says she has checked into a Los Angeles hospital. Craig Nevius tells People magazine that the 62-year-old "Charlie's Angels" star, who was diagnosed with anal ca