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Low back pain? Achy joints? Pulled muscle? One of the easiest remedies is to pop an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever. Most of the time, this does the trick. But which type of pain reliever should you take and how do you know when you have overused them?
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In the US, nearly half of all adults have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And rates are higher among non-Hispanic Black adults (56%) than non-Hispanic white adults (48%), non-Hispanic Asian adults (46%), and Hispanic adults (39%).
High blood pressure contributes to heart disease and strokes. Knowing how to take accurate blood pressure measurements at home can help you get the treatment you need to stay healthy.
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