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Will an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day can help prevent heart attacks in people who have already had one. But a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that nearly 12 percent of patients take daily aspirin without a clear indication, exposing them to greater risk than benefit.

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Are Antibiotics Always the Answer?
Antibiotics, a type of medication that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria, are an effective treatment for many bacterial infections. However, USA pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Estrada said antibiotics should not be used to treat viral infections such as colds, most causes of cough, or the flu.


Know the Stroke Warning Signs
As an academic health center, USA Medical Center is the premier hospital in our region to first introduce the latest gold standard technology in endovascular stroke treatment. Many Gulf Coast residents are considered at risk for stroke because of high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. USA neurologist Dr. Steve Cordina urges everyone to learn the warning signs and call 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke.

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