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Low Back Pain

If you have low back pain, it is important to visit your physician for a proper diagnosis in order to determine the type of pain you may be experiencing. The physician can then recommend appropriate treatment.


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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

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

Health Tip of the Day

Sunburn No-Nos

What not to put on sunburn:

  • Butter or petroleum jelly. Greasy salves can hold heat in the wound and slow healing.

  • Your own concoction. If you're not sure what to do, call your doctor.

  • Abrasive soaps or hot water. Besides adding more heat to sunburn, hot water -- because it leaches out body oils -- is more drying than cold water.

  • Ice. Instead, wrap the ice in a towel and place the towel on your skin.

  • Perfumes or colognes. The chemicals in them can irritate skin that already is hurt.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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