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Headaches, a nagging sore hip, a stiff neck after a day at the computer. These are prompts that send me to my medicine cabinet to pop a couple of Tylenol or ibuprofen. I throw these back without a whit of concern because I've been doing so for years. Many Americans have gotten so comfortable using over-the-counter pain meds that they overlook the very real danger of serious side effects.