You only get one heart;  that's why it's important to take care of the one you have!  For many years now, medical research has shown a correlation between daily intake of aspirin for some patients and a reduced risk of heart-related issues.  Now, local health officials are prompting people to learn more.

The three big clinic systems in the Northland:  Essentia, St. Lukes, and Fairview-Mesaba - have rolled out the "Ask About Aspirin" initiative.  Together, they're suggesting that patients ask their doctor about whether or not they would benefit from a daily aspirin regime.

According to the research, men and women age 50-69 can see beneficial results from adding a low-dose daily aspirin.  A self-survey was put together to see if you should consider the practice.  However, the self-survey does not take the place of an actual doctors advice and officials still recommend talking to your doctor no matter what the survey says.