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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.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
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.