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Don’t Quit Daily Aspirin Cold Turkey

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks

You’ve probably seen the recent headlines about how low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended for people who haven’t had a heart attack.i 

This is a big change. For decades, doctors routinely told older patients to take daily aspirin if they had any heart risk factors.  

Now the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the risk of bleeding caused by aspirin outweighs the heart benefit for people who haven’t had a heart attack.Read More

Two Natural Solutions to the Holiday Blues

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular

If you’re prone to depression, the holidays can be the worst of times.  

The stress of travel and seeing relatives can be overwhelming.  

And if you’re susceptible to seasonal affective disorder, lack of sunlight can also be a factor in causing mood issues this time of year. 

Sixty-four percent of people with depression report that the holidays make their condition worse.Read More

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Daily Aspirin Risks Outweigh Benefits for Most People

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health

For years, doctors recommended that seniors take a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks and strokes. That advice seemed to make sense because aspirin is a blood thinner.

Doctors and patients figured it could stop the blood clots that lead to those deadly events.

The only problem was that there were no large, well-designed studies that actually showed this to be true.… Read More