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Aspirin Benefits

An Aspirin a Day: Is the Benefit Worth the Risk?

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH

The bottom line is this: The idea of protecting the heart by simply popping a pill every day sounds a lot easier than changing your lifestyle. Keeping weight within a healthy range, eating right and getting regular exercise are great ways to maintain a healthy heart. If you have a history of heart disease, heart attack or stroke, daily aspirin may be right for you, but this isn't something to be taken lightly. Be smart and be safe. Talk to your doctor.

5 Things Every Woman Should Carry In Her Purse

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty

You never know when you are going to be called to the stage on TV's "Let's Make A Deal" and asked to produce a hair net in exchange for $100 or a chan...

Is Cancer Ready For A Turnaround?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Cancer seems to be heading in a new direction. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issued a report indicating that two-thirds of cancer cases may be preventable.

Should We Take a Daily Aspirin or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For decades now, we've heard about taking aspirin daily as a way to prevent heart disease. Some of my patients have even taken it upon themselves to start taking a daily baby aspirin because they think that it is a healthy thing to do.

An Aspirin-A-Day May Keep Colon Cancer Away

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 12.28.2011 | Fifty

LONDON -- People with a genetic condition that puts them at increased risk of colon cancer may lower their chance of developing the disease by taking ...

Study: Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — A new analysis suggests that taking a low dose of aspirin may modestly reduce the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disea...

Why Aspirin Is Pretty Much Perfect

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

Aspirin, the most common of medicines, the most boring of health aids now has gathered so many fans that 74% of Americans surveyed told the "Bayer Asp...