20 May

Suffering from Tension Headaches? Read This Now

headacheWe live in a world wrought with tension and stress. Between demanding jobs, mounting financial obligations, and other personal issues, there are few people in America who can say they make it through the day without feeling a bit overwhelmed. One of the most common results of this stress is the tension headache, a headache of moderate pain that causes the head to feel like a tight band is being pulled around it. If you know this feeling well, there are steps you can take to alleviate your pain in the future.

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10 May

The Baby Aspirin Controversy

baby aspirinBaby Aspirin has become viewed by many older Americans as a “panacea” that offers all-encompassing protection against heart attack, stroke, and other dangerous conditions. For many years, this mindset was supported by nearly every medical community, particularly the U.S Preventive Services Task Force, who all endorsed the use of baby aspirin  for men aged 45-79 and women aged 55-79. However, as with all medical recommendations, the support for baby aspirin has altered in 2016.

The Support for Baby Aspirin

The most recent buzz about baby aspirin actually doesn’t relate to heart attacks or strokes at all. Instead, men and women between the ages of 50 and 59 can take a baby aspirin of 81 mg daily to lower their risk of colon cancer. It’s recommended that these men and women only use baby aspirin if they have risk factor for heart disease like family history, smoking, being overweight, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Read More