Over-the-counter pain medications such as Tylenol are convenient and in almost everyone’s medicine cabinet. However, over-the-counter medications have some risks, especially if you have existing chronic health conditions or take prescription medications. Similarly, the internet is vast and has countless, convenient resources for your health but not all websites are reliable. This 6-week program will teach you the basics of pain medications and how the internet can be used as a tool to improve your health. You will explore the following topics:

  • Assessing existing or new pain and how to talk a healthcare professional about it
  • The basics of the internet and how to evaluate reliable internet health resources
  • All about the common ingredient in many over-the-counter medications, acetaminophen and how it can be used to treat pain and other conditions
  • How to read over-the-counter medication labels
  • How to store and dispose of medications safely
  • Various mobile health apps, wearable activity trackers and QR codes
  • Cybersecurity, scams, phishing and how to protect your information online