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By Dr. Ken Ripp M.D.
Your Health 

The aspirin regimen isn't an automatic


May 17, 2019

Aspirin has been around for centuries. It was originally derived from the willow tree. Hippocrates used it to treat fever. I fondly remember having to make the compound in college chemistry class. I did not sample the end product, but I think it turned out OK.

Today it still has many uses. Aspirin has been a life-saving medicine for those people who have struggled with cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes. We give aspirin immediately to anyone we think is having a heart attack because it can stop the heart attack at that time and limit the damage. After a heart attack,...

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