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- n. confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
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The best of the moments were anecdotes — a Sunday soccer game a father was supposed to referee; a wedding less than a week away; a pregnant girl who was supposed to be on bed rest but who came to plead with her drug-runner boyfriend.
Frnats, Hawkins, and Lipinski all received serious shocks to their systems, but with some bed rest and CNS therapy, they should be able to report back to duty within a week.
Women who smoke, have a blood-clotting disorder, are over age thirty or overweight, have had three or more deliveries, or have been on bed rest may be at an increased risk for developing clots.