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Were the old aspirin studies wrong?

Ask the doctor Q. For 25 years, my doctor has recommended low-dose aspirin to reduce my risk of a heart attack. Recently, he told me that new studies indicate that I can stop. Whatís changed? A. Millions of people are asking the same question. Iím afraid some of them think that, when doctors change their recommendations, it means we really donít know what weíre doing. To the contrary, the recommendation you got…

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