For patients with cancer, it looks as if taking baby aspirin
will improve their chances of staying both cancer free and alive.
In 1976, while the biochemists were teaching us that one baby aspirin
was optimal, generations of senior residents were teaching interns that they should prescribe two full aspirins--the lesson they had in turn been taught by their senior residents--and it would take years before level-one studies would appear to countermand that dictum.
Think of adding baby aspirin
to your body-booster combo.
Low-dose baby aspirin
, made by Bayer AG (Leverkusen DEU), is available in an 81-milligram dose in the U.
to the water I drank (I had the tap water in our old house tested for lead), the pharmaceuticals I was and was not permitted to take (how I missed the miracle of ibuprofen), the exhaust I tried not to breath while I waited at the bus stop, through to the onslaught of vaccines I took my baby girl to receive in her first few months and now the food, formula and occasional baby aspirin
I allow her, the substances I expose her to weigh on my mind.
Unfortunately, there aren't real baby aspirin
any more since aspirin is bad for babies.
Physicians have long recommended that their at-risk patients take low-dose aspirin, such as one baby aspirin
daily, to help reduce cardiovascular risk.
Studies show that daily low-dose aspirin (a baby aspirin
is 81 mg) is as protective as adult doses (typically 325 mg) and may cause fewer side effects.
The nurses busied themselves by inserting me with needles, hooking me up to monitors and giving me a cup full of baby aspirin
(and other drugs).
The program covers such O-T-C medications as aspirin, ibuprofen, baby aspirin
, nasal decongestants, cough suppressants and digestives.
Since my knees were replaced by something that screams as I go through metal detectors at airports and medics discovered that I had diabetes late set-on mark two and told me to avoid extra sugar on my raspberries, I am down to a daily dose of five different pills and a baby aspirin
Calling the project "Coffee Families Helping Coffee Families," the charitable founders working from both coasts are initiating employee and vendor drives for used clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene items, OTC medications, such as lice shampoo, baby aspirin
, topical ointments, no-battery toys, etc.