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Over-the-Counter Medication
and High Blood Pressure

By Sally Finder-Koziol

New research from the Harvard Medical School indicates that those nonprescription pills you pop to chase away aches and pains might not be so harmless. In the study, women who took 500 milligrams or more of acetaminophen per day were twice as likely to develop high blood pressure as women who did not.

Source: American Heart Association

 
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