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Savvy Senior: Should you take daily aspirin for your heart?

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’ve been taking daily aspirin for almost 20 years now because I have a family history of heart disease. But I recently read that using aspirin is not recommended anymore. What can you tell me about this change in philosophy?

Confused Aspirin User

Dear Confused,

There’s no doubt that taking low-dose daily aspirin is beneficial to most people who’ve had a heart attack or stroke....