Video: Aspirin Linked to Internal Bleeding

Does an aspirin a day keep the heart doctor away? Low-dose aspirin therapy has long been touted as a way to reduce your risk for heart trouble. But a new Italian study finds that for some people, the benefits of using low-dose aspirin may be outweighed by an increased risk of bleeding in the stomach … Read More

Aspirin Therapy: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

You may be tempted to run out and buy baby aspirin after hearing that low-dose aspirin therapy lowers risks of cancer along with risks of heart attack and stroke. But don’t start for the drugstore just yet. Get your doctor’s blessing. Aspirin therapy may not be right for you. Cleveland Clinic internist Steven E. Feinleib, … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Aspirin

True or False: Everybody should take an aspirin a day to reduce the risk of heart attack. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Aspirin reduces the tendency of blood to clot by interfering with the action of platelets. In the patient with known arterial disease (history of … Read More