Over-The-Counter Pain Medications: What’s Safe and Effective For You

29 Aug 2011
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More than 75% of us take an OTC pain reliever at least once a month. What is safe and effective and for what types of pains: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Reduces fever. Relieves mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain. Relieves mild to moderate back pain. Relieves mild to moderate headaches. Often helpful with colds, sore throat pain, toothaches. Cautions: Alcohol and Tylenol in excess can damage the liver; can interact with the blood thinner Warfarin (Coumadin). Aspirin (Bayer, Excedrin, Ecotrin, St Joseph, Bufferin) Reduces fever. Relieves mild toothaches. Relieves moderately sore muscles. Relieves mild to moderate back pain. Relieves mild to moderate headaches. Cautions: DO NOT TAKE if less than 18 years old;.

Safe & Healthy 4th of July Cooking

04 Jul 2011
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Causes: Food Processing causing bacteria to be on the food before you get it Food Growing again causing bacteria to be on the food before you get it Food Handling causing contamination from a person or a surface used to prepare the food From the Environment by contamination from dirt, dust and contaminated water Prevention: CLEAN: Hot soapy water to clean hands, surfaces and tools SEPARATE: Keep uncooked meats from having contact with raw vegetables COOK: Rule of thumb for meat is center temp greater than 160 degrees F CHILL: Promptly put in cooler or fridge within 1-2 hours of preparation WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT Treatment: Fluids and.