New Guidelines on Aspirin for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention: What Should You Do?

For decades, aspirin has been hailed as a panacea to prevent heart attacks and strokes, as well as some forms of cancer. Until recently, guidelines from leading medical groups, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), advised certain patients to take daily low-dose aspirin to avoid cardiovascular (CV) events — and about 40% of …

The 15-minute Scan That Could Save Your Life

As a journalist covering the medical field, Thomas M. Burton has written many articles about strokes, but he never considered himself to be at risk for one. After all, he didn’t smoke, worked out almost every day and ate a healthy diet. “Most doctors would have put me in the asymptomatic, or less-risky, category,” he reported in The Wall Street …