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Today in Health News

Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Due Date Calculator
Podcast: Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Podcast
Quiz: E. Coli Illness Quiz
Risk Assesment: Alcohol Use Assessment
Video: Heart Failure

Health Tip of the Day

Safe Medication Use

Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration on ways to safely use medication:

  • Make sure you understand the directions for using the drug; ask if you have questions or concerns.

  • Always double check that you have the right medicine.

  • Keep medicines in their original labeled containers, whenever possible.

  • Never combine different medicines in the same bottle.

  • Read and follow the directions on the label and the directions from your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional. If you stop the medicine or want to use the medicine differently than directed, consult with your health care professional.

 

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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