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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends
 
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.
 
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
 
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.
 
Health Tip of the Day

How Not to Treat Burns

  • Don't pierce or open blisters. Doing so leaves the skin vulnerable to infection.

  • Don't peel off burned dead skin. Doing so leaves the skin underneath vulnerable to infections and scarring.

  • Don't apply butter, antiseptic creams or other ointments. These can cause infections, increase pain and may complicate the treatment given by medical professionals.