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Read the Latest News from the Rowan Foundation.

New information and insights are commonly unveiled in the clinical arena of hematology and blood clotting within which the Rowan Foundation works. We value our relationships with the news makers and the news outlets we have the opportunity to collaborate with.

You can learn more about the Rowan Foundation’s work here and here. You can learn more about blood clot risks associated with hormonal birth control here.

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Women’s Health & Clotting Quarterly

The Rowan Foundation introduced its new Women’s Health & Clotting Quarterly during National Women’s Health Week in May 2023. Check out the most recent issues of this popular new e-bulletin below:

If you would like to have your personal story featured in the Women’s Health & Clotting Quarterly, you can share your story here, or send an email to [email protected].

If you have news or information you think might be important to share in upcoming issues, please email the content for consideration to our editorial team at [email protected].

Additional Resources

There are several other organizations that share important information for women considering their birth control options, as well as people who may have other risks for dangerous blood clots or who have already experienced a blood clot. Below are links to these other organizations and resources:

Blog Posts

Read blog posts, including posts archived from the Rowan Foundation’s Women’s Health & Clotting Quarterly, below.

Melissa Anne’s Story

May 15, 2024|

At 32 years old, my doctor prescribed estrogen-based birth control pills. Shortly after starting the pills, I woke one morning with left hip and leg pain. I went to work and managed through the pain, went out after work with ...

Well Woman

May 15, 2024|

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to overlook our health amidst competing priorities and responsibilities. However, when it comes to women's health, regular check-ups are essential for maintaining overall well-being and catching potential health issues early. ...

Women & Advocacy

May 15, 2024|

In the intricate web of our modern healthcare system, women often serve as the advocacy linchpin, wielding significant influence over the health and well-being of their families. From scheduling doctor's appointments to researching treatment options and providing emotional support, women ...

Alyson’s Blood Clot Story

May 15, 2024|

My name is Alyson. I am 27 years old and I live in suburban, PA, just outside of  Philadelphia. My blood clot story started in the summer of 2017 when I was 20 years old. I had just started on ...

23andMe and Us

May 15, 2024|

INK-SIGHTS, FROM THE DESK OF DAVID ROWAN Recently, my wife Roz and I, as the founders of the Rowan Foundation, had the opportunity to share the story of our family’s experience with clotting for a blog post featured on the ...

NWHW 2024

May 15, 2024|

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) takes place the week following Mother’s Day each May, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the strength, resilience, and well-being of women everywhere. May is also Women’s Health Month, and serves as a ...

June’s Story

April 14, 2024|

One Friday, in 2021, I was out walking with my five-year-old son when I became breathless and dizzy. The following Sunday morning, I collapsed with terrible chest and upper back pain and could feel that I was going to pass ...

Stress Less

April 10, 2024|

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, stress has become an all-too-familiar companion for many of us. Whether it's work challenges, family responsibilities, financial pressures, or health concerns, stress can creep into our lives and wreak havoc on our ...

Sophie’s Story

March 25, 2024|

In July 2023, I gave birth to my first son. Leading up to his birth, I had attended A and E, or went to the emergency room, with memory loss, left side numbness and visual disturbances. I was told that ...

Kimberly’s Story

March 20, 2024|

Known as the Self-Love Sister on Instagram and on the podcast Self-Love Corner, I talk about autoimmune diseases, chronic illness and, most importantly, self-love. I strongly believe, as singer and songwriter Ellie Holcomb has said, “When you make a mistake, ...

Angelique’s Story

March 18, 2024|

My story started about 10 years ago, at the age of 23, when I ended up in the emergency room with a massive unexplainable migraine headache. After doing a CT scan, the doctors confirmed that I had a blood clot ...

The Rowan Family Shares Their Story

March 13, 2024|

Alexandra and Roz Rowan With endless possibilities for a bright future, 23-year-old Alexandra Rowan, a University of Pittsburgh graduate with a double major in writing and communications, had what many young women just starting a new life dream about: ...

Sleep, Please!

March 13, 2024|

Incorporating good sleep habits into a self-care routine can help promote healthy circulation, reduce inflammation, and maintain balanced blood coagulation, ultimately supporting blood clot prevention and overall cardiovascular health. Here's how it works: Improved Circulation: Quality sleep helps promote ...

Hannah’s Story

March 12, 2024|

I was 33 years old when I met my now husband. I had never taken birth control before, but began taking an estrogen-based birth control pill about six weeks before my wedding. During that time, I also traveled halfway across ...

Becky’s Story

March 12, 2024|

Six years ago, in 2018, I was just 19 when I was diagnosed with a blood clot that changed my life. It was an extensive deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot in my right leg. The hospital discovered ...

Nicole’s Story

March 12, 2024|

In November 2020, I was 17 years old when I was admitted to the hospital with a deep vein thrombosis DVT) or blood clot in my left leg that had grown and travelled to my lungs, where it became ...

Inksights BCAM 2024

March 12, 2024|

During Blood Clot Awareness Month, the Rowan Foundation is proud to be engaged with the community as we work to raise awareness. An annual tradition since 2005, when a U.S. Senate bill declared March Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month, this ...

Genetic Testing and Patient-Centered Care

March 12, 2024|

Patient-centered care, highlighted by the Institute of Medicine as a cornerstone of quality healthcare, emphasizes shared decision-making and patient education. As discussions around this approach to healthcare evolve, so do attitudes towards genetic testing, particularly concerning thrombophilia screening before initiating ...

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