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According to its website, ” the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine (that makes) evidence-based¬†recommendations¬†about preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications.” So presumably, this is where a person who would like to get educated about prevention should go to […]

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Taking aspirin to prevent a heart attack

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If you’re one of the millions and millions of people who has not yet had a heart attack but you’re taking Aspirin anyway in the hopes it might prevent one, you should be very interested in a study called COMPASS which was presented at the¬†Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Barcelona, Spain […]

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Watch Out: Caution about using Aspirin regularly

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Millions of people are taking daily doses of Aspirin to try to reduce the risk of heart attacks and (maybe) strokes and (maybe even) some types of cancer. So do the known benefits of regular Aspirin use significantly out-weigh the risks? As always, the answer is “It depends”. The cardiovascular benefits of using Aspirin are […]