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You ever see those commercials suggesting people take a tiny dose of aspirin every day? It’s an amount so small it doesn’t really work for pain relief, yet taking low-dose aspirin is fairly common, among those at risk for heart attacks or stroke. Here’s why aspirin works in a baby-sized dose.

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Producer: Kirk Zamieroski
Writer: Alexa Billow
Scientific Consultants: Michelle Boucher, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Bianca Rocca, PhD
Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson

Sources:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reyes-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20377255
https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/aspirin-and-your-heart-many-questions-some-answers
http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/LifeAfterStroke/HealthyLivingAfterStroke/ManagingMedicines/Anti-Clotting-Agents-Explained_UCM_310452_Article.jsp#
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4590672/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19630812/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1852201/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9263351
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5557878/
https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/hemostasis/overview-of-hemostasis
https://www.ouhsc.edu/platelets/platelets/platelets%20intro.html
https://courses.washington.edu/conj/membrane/arachidonic.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4590672/


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