Health Tip: Taking a Daily Aspirin
A daily low-dose aspirin can help reduce the risk of heart attack in people with higher-risk conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
While aspirin is generally safe, there are some people who shouldn't take it, since the drug can irritate the stomach lining.
The American Diabetes Association says the following people should talk to their doctor before beginning daily aspirin therapy:
Health Tip: Taking an NSAID
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are pain relievers, many of which are available without a doctor's prescription. They include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen.
While NSAIDs are safe for most people in recommended doses, the American Academy of Family Physicians says the following people shouldn't take these drugs unless they've consulted a doctor first: