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FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

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Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: Cholecystography Podcast
Quiz: Diabetes Quiz
Risk Assesment: Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Cholesterol Screening

Health Tip of the Day

Safe Medication Use

Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration on ways to safely use medication:

  • Make sure you understand the directions for using the drug; ask if you have questions or concerns.

  • Always double check that you have the right medicine.

  • Keep medicines in their original labeled containers, whenever possible.

  • Never combine different medicines in the same bottle.

  • Read and follow the directions on the label and the directions from your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional. If you stop the medicine or want to use the medicine differently than directed, consult with your health care professional.

 

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.