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Does low-dose enteric-coated aspirin protect the heart?

A: Probably not. Enteric-coated aspirin is designed to resist dissolving and being absorbed in the stomach. As such, enteric-coated aspirin passes into the small intestine where it's absorbed into the bloodstream. The purported goal is to prevent stomach ulcers and bleeding that can sometimes occur with aspirin use. ... Read More

What should you do after awaking with a bat in the room?

A: Yes, she should have. Anytime there's a possibility of direct contact between a person and a bat, preventive treatment for rabies and other infections should occur immediately. Treatment can only be avoided if the person is absolutely sure that a bite, scratch or exposure to mucous membranes — including the mouth, nose and eyelids — didn't occur. Since... Read More