Guest Column, Opinion-Editorial

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH – Does an Aspirin a day keep heart risk at bay?

DEAR DR. ROACH: A column in a popular consumer magazine states that taking a baby aspirin daily does more harm than good, and it should not be taken unless you have heart disease. I have been taking a baby aspirin daily for 10 years, and now I'm concerned. Your thoughts, please. -- G.D.
ANSWER: Experts disagree on the best advice. Some points, however, are not controversial: Aspirin is beneficial for reducing future heart risks in people with established heart disease, but it increases the risk of bleeding events. Some of these are minor, but a few are potentially life . . .