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A federal panel has issued a new recommendation that some people who have never had heart disease should take a low dose of aspirin every day. But following this advice has potential risks.
If you check your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a good chance you’ll find over-the-counter pain relievers. You might find acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. But do you know whether you can safely take these drugs? For many people, if you follow dosing instructions, the answer is yes. But if you follow the news, you … Read More
When we take them at the right dosage and under a physician’s care, drugs offer many benefits. It’s also important to be aware of possible side effects. Below, find commonly used drugs and some caveats about their use. OTC pain meds, prescriptions and supplements Over-the-counter medicines, common prescriptions, and nutritional supplements can have serious effects … Read More
If you’re being treated for a heart condition, medicine cabinet staples such as aspirin and ibuprofen may not be good for you. The same goes for certain antibiotics. Studies have found that these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, clotting, arrhythmia and even death for some heart patients. Know the risks before you take: … Read More
Aspirin. It’s one of the oldest drugs in medicine. As it continues to be valuable, we also keep learning new things about aspirin. Recently, a lot of evidence suggests that if you don’t have heart disease, you probably should not take aspirin. If you do have heart disease, you probably should take aspirin. What’s murkier … Read More
Medicine changes so fast that doctors are hard-pressed to stay on top of the latest developments. That’s why they attend national medical meetings. At these meetings, they learn the latest information in their specialty. The annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) is one of the largest in the world. From the thousands of … Read More
Contributor: David Lang, MD, Chair of Department of Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Aspirin can be very helpful in treating many conditions — from a headache to heart disease. However, when some people take this simple wonder drug, they experience one of a few types of adverse reactions, known as aspirin sensitivity. There are three groups of … Read More
A bad headache can temporarily stop you in your tracks. Chronic migraines or tension headaches can be debilitating. But you don’t always have to reach for ibuprofen to get relief. According to integrative medicine specialist Melissa Young, MD, there are more natural ways to manage and prevent these types of headaches – therapies you can … Read More
There’s been a lot of buzz about taking aspirin to reduce your risk for pancreatic cancer, but these links are still a long way from being proven, says R. Matthew Walsh, MD, Chair of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic. The overall body of literature doesn’t support the use of aspirin to lower their pancreatic cancer risk … Read More