Dr. Kaplan Discusses The Dangers of Over-The-Counter Habits

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Dr. Kaplan Discusses The Dangers of Over-The-Counter Habits

Dr. Kaplan was recently interviewed by FUSION, a new multi-platform media company for millennials, on the dangers of over-the-counter pain medications.

I take Tylenol or Advil every day. Am I killing myself?

by Taryn Hillin

I used to pop Tylenol and Advil like candy. Wake up with a headache? Wash that cereal down with some acetaminophen. Tough workout? Cool down with a Gatorade and some ibuprofen.

My daily over-the-counter habit didn’t concern me. After all, I bought my pills in bulk at Costco—how dangerous could they be?

I clearly wasn’t alone in this thinking. Americans love over-the-counter pain medication: From July 2014 to July 2015, we spent more than four billion dollars on the stuff. Continue reading>>

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About the Author:

Gary Kaplan, DO
Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves on the Advisory Committee to Health and Human Services for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To read Dr. Kaplan's complete bio, click here.

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