Got Heart Disease? 7 Factors When Choosing Pain Relievers
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Play it safe with pain relief.

Millions of people with heart disease take pain relievers and, in general, they are safe and effective. But when pain strikes, there are a few precautions and things to consider before reaching into your medicine cabinet.

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