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Blood Thinners and Your Brain

An estimated six million Americans take blood-thinning medications (antithrombotics) on an outpatient basis each year to prevent the formation in arteries and veins of blood clots that, among other effects, can cause serious brain injury or death.

Yet although these drugs are among the most effective therapies available for preventing heart

The Blood/Brain Barrier: A Key Factor in Brain Health

The brain has its own protective shield—the blood/brain barrier or BBB. The BBB is a semi-permeable web composed of a stratum of densely-packed brain cells joined with a thin layer of cells lining the tiny capillaries on the surface of the brain. The BBB is highly effective, but it can

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