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An Aspirin a Day Keeps Breast Cancer Away?

November 5, 2014

By Lauren Haines, Pharm.D. student According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.1 Breast cancer involves cancer cells forming a tumor in the breast tissue. Risk factors include: women ages 65 and older, inherited genetic mutations, two or more close... View Article

Can Aspirin Eventually Replace Warfarin?

October 31, 2014

by Kristin Lessig, PharmD Candidate For patients that have experienced serious trauma, surgical procedures, long periods of bed rest, or have taken certain oral forms of birth control, there is an increased risk for a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot... View Article

Is Aspirin a Viable Option for the Prevention of Dementia?

December 7, 2013

by Nick Daniels, PharmD student Dementia is one of the most prevalent health issues facing the elderly today. The disease state is characterized as a decline in memory or thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.1 It is heavily correlated with Alzheimer’s in that... View Article

Another possible health benefit to taking Aspirin?

November 20, 2013

By Brittany Santee, PharmD Student, Cedarville University Aspirin is one of the most used drug worldwide, and this usage has been going on for centuries. It is most known for treating pain, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.1 Aspirin has been used by many because of it’s ability to reduce the chance... View Article