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a bottle of aspirin on its side with pills spilling onto the table. (Photo: iStock)

Risk Outweighs Benefit

A Daily Aspirin Doesn’t Prolong Life: Study An aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away, according to a trio of studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Sept. 16. Instead, the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) studies of nearly 20,000
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While many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, like age, cannot be controlled, you can help prevent cancer by learning your family’s medical history and living a healthy lifestyle. (Photo: Penn State)

Family Ties

Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Cancer There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so experts recommend learning as much as possible about your
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One in 30 children suffer from high blood pressure. (Photo: Wavebreakmedia/iStock)

Kids’ Health

Blood Pressure Screening in Children High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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