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Why you should always have aspirin on hand

This old standby may not be your first choice for pain relief, but it still has an important role in disease prevention and first aid. We have a lot to thank aspirin for. Itís cheap and plentiful. It does a good job of relieving pain and bringing down fevers. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and colon cancer. It can even stop heart attacks and…

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