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Study Finds Injections Are Best for Your Knee Arthritis Pain

If you have arthritis in your knees, you know that the aches and stiffness can limit what you do in a day. There are various options for treating the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, and researchers wanted to understand which non-surgical treatments work best. In a recent study, they compared different options. They found that … Read More

Are You Pregnant? Avoid Heavy Acetaminophen Use

Two new studies may make you more cautious about using medication to ease those pregnancy aches and pain. Researchers have found developmental problems in some children whose mothers were heavy users of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) during their pregnancies.   It’s important to note that numerous studies have consistently shown acetaminophen to be safe to use during … Read More

FDA Mandates New Acetaminophen Warning

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will require manufacturers of drugs containing acetaminophen to include a new message on drug labels to warn consumers of the connection between acetaminophen and rare, but serious skin reactions that can sometimes be fatal. But despite the dire-sounding warning, the FDA has identified only 107 … Read More

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Are You Overdoing Acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen may help with your pain and keep your fever down. But it also makes headlines frequently because taking too much of the drug — sold under brand names such as Tylenol®, Liquiprin® and Panadol® — can result in liver poisoning. Are over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers that contain acetaminophen safe? Yes, but only if … Read More