The national stroke association has a short memory aid for suspecting stroke, called FAST. If you have Face droop, or Arm
"As with any drug, patients and their doctors must balance the benefits and risks of aspirin."
As a pain management specialist, I field various questions about pain medications. What does the new NSAID warning mean? Is it OK to drink alcohol while I'm on Tylenol? Is OxyContin safe to take long-term? Well, I'm glad you asked.
“Take two aspirin, and call me in the morning.” That oft-quoted doctor’s advice makes aspirin seem as if it is a simple intervention
Doctors may not always be well-informed about new therapies to treat medical conditions. Equally important, everyone may not know when to stop therapies, or not to recommend interventions that recent research show simply does not work as we once expected.
The bottom line is this: The idea of protecting the heart by simply popping a pill every day sounds a lot easier than changing your lifestyle. Keeping weight within a healthy range, eating right and getting regular exercise are great ways to maintain a healthy heart. If you have a history of heart disease, heart attack or stroke, daily aspirin may be right for you, but this isn't something to be taken lightly. Be smart and be safe. Talk to your doctor.
This is all about improving the quality of care in real time. Whereas studies show what has already happened to a patient, sometimes months after discharge, this is an opportunity to make a difference when it matters most -- while care is being given.
"It is critical that patients who are already on aspirin therapy remain so. No one should stop or modify their aspirin regimen
Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.
The illnesses of our leaders and celebrities help to focus our attention on what diseases we might develop. Harry Reid had a stroke, showed us how to get to the hospital fast, and is now well.