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Healthbytes - Aspirin is not for everyone

Sometimes it seems that people fear they will not reach their maximal life span without the benefit of a baby aspirin every day, but aspirin carries some real risks, which can exceed the presumed benefit in many older people. (I don’t take it; and later I’ll give you an Internet site to consult that will tell you if you are better off taking or not taking this venerable drug.) Because aspirin is available over the counter, people may take it without medical supervision or continue long after the risk of bleeding exceeds the potential benefit.

New restrooms open at parks

Parks and Recreation Department Director April Layher said that new restrooms are now open at two city parks and that they will be outfitted with automatic locks.

Barbeques, fellowship mark Independence Day

Across Pine Bluff on Friday, residents relaxed with relatives and friends over barbecue cookouts and remembered the sacrifice of Americans from the past and present in securing a free nation on Independence Day.