Dr. Marc Ruel on Low-Dose Aspirin Prescriptions and Ashton Applewhite on Ageism

For years, daily low-dose aspirin was being prescribed as a magic bullet to prevent heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular disease. Older Canadians were advised to undertake this regimen whether they had heart problems or not. Now there is evidence that the risks outweigh the benefits. The American Heart Association released the new guidelines and Libby reached Dr. Marc Ruel at the Ottawa Heart Institute to discuss.

And – call it a manual with everything you need to know to push back against ageism. Author Ashton Applewhite says she wanted to erase many of the myths about later life. Libby reached her in NYC.

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