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Ask the doc: “Should I take meds for my mild but annoying headache?”

Our doctor explains how to take over-the-counter pain medications wisely.
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Ask the doc: “Are there dangers to ibuprofen?”

—Kiernan F.*, University of Wisconsin—Platteville(*Name changed)Overall, for a healthy, young person, occasional use of ibuprofen (e.g., Advil®) or acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol®) in recommended doses is likely to provide more benefit than cause harm. For...