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Understanding the Dangers of Over-The-Counter Painkillers

According to Dr. Kimberly Sackheim, DO, a pain management specialist at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, casually popping OTC painkillers can actually delay your pain relief, trouble your stomach, and cause problems for your health. Below, we outline the two types of OTC painkillers (NSAIDs and acetaminophen) and the very real dangers associated with their continuous use.

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Understanding Your Heavy Flow: When To See A Doctor For Excessive Bleeding

If you're someone whose flow lasts eight or nine days or longer and you're changing your super-mega-extra-strength tampon every one to two hours, you could be experiencing menorrhagia, or a profuse and prolonged period. Here's how to know when too much blood is really too much?

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