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I was married with two children and needed to have two surgeries due to back pain I had been experiencing for seven years. Pre-surgery blood tests revealed that I had the hepatitis C virus and had been living with it unknowingly for 23 years.
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Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra, Anacin) is the top-selling over-the-counter painkiller, available without prescription since the 1950s, yet there have long been serious questions about its safety. Canada and the United States do have warning labels saying the stuff is hard on your liver, but the Canadian ones don't exactly jump out at you, often buried deep in the fine print. Meanwhile, sountries like France and Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, have even begun restricting where you can buy acetaminophen.
The health of your liver tends to be a hot topic of conversation around the holidays, with the multitude of occasions for drinking. But that definitely doesn't mean you should ignore this vital organ...
When you think of major organs, you probably think of your heart and lungs, but your liver is both huge and essential, and doesn't often get the credit it deserves. With a proper diet, we can give our...
One of the most common chemicals used in pools is chlorine and less common, bromine. The problem with these chemicals is that they are detrimental to your health. If you are going to be swimming in a pool, there are a few simple things you can do to mitigate the damages.
Think of it as your own personal filtration system.