An Aspirin a Day May Not Always Keep the Doctor Away

Questions about daily low-dose aspirin for heart protection will continue to swirl...due to headlines that fewer patients need it.

Experts have recommended daily aspirin in patients with certain risk factors to prevent a heart attack or stroke for decades...and many patients follow the adage, "an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away."

Now the thinking is changing. New guidelines say daily aspirin isn't necessary in many cases...and can be risky.

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