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Aspirin was first developed and marketed more than a century ago. As an inexpensive and ubiquitous over-the-counter medicine, aspirin hardly seems to warrant a second thought.
New research shows, however, that the venerable pain-reliever isn’t just for headaches any more. Learn how aspirin is being used to cut the chance of developing colon cancer, and how it can affect heart disease. Who should be taking aspirin, and what do they need to know?
Guests: Sir John Burn, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCOG, FMedSci, is Professor at the Institute of Genetic Medicine of Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is also lead clinician for the National Health Service North East. The website for his study is http://www.capp3.org/ The photo is of Sir John.
Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, is Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Science and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Smith is past president of the American Heart Association and is a recipient of their Gold Heart Award. He has also served as chair of the American College of Cardiology and is currently President of the World Heart Federation.
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