12 Times Aspirin Won’t Work—And Could Be Dangerous

Scrutinizing aspirin’s benefits

Macro shot of white aspirin pillsYou know that aspirin can ease pain; most have heard it can prevent heart disease. However, it turns out that only a small group of people get the heart benefits. “Years ago it was common practice to tell most patients to take an aspirin—you know, an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away,” South Florida cardiologist Adam Splaver, MD, says. “Well, this old adage may not only be wrong in some cases; it may send you to the emergency room.” Check out 49 more secrets your pharmacist won’t tell you.

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