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8/29/08

HealthWise at 5 for 8.29

  • Working Tired is Hard on Heart

Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that working when you're fatigued can be harmful to your health. When a person is exhausted and has to finish a task at work or school, their cardiovascular system is forced to work harder. This can make blood pressure rise and stay elevated until the job is done.  So, be sure to take a break to make the most of your work and health.

  • No More Neck Pain

Muscle spasms are a real pain in the neck, but Botox may help banish them.  Experts at Baylor College of Medicine found that injecting Botox into trigger points in the muscle can relieve neck and back pain.  The treatment, used in conjunction with physical therapy, can give patients relief for up to three months.

  • Margarita Rash

A slice of lime with your margarita may help you relax, but it could also leave your skin burning. When certain plant compounds, like those in limes, touch the skin, they make the area more sensitive to light.  This can cause a condition sometimes called "margarita dermatitis", which looks like sunburn or a poison ivy rash.  Experts at Baylor College of Medicine say a cool compress, hydrocortisone creams, and oral antihistamines are the best way to treat the bothersome condition.

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