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Antihistamine

Antihistamines are drugs that can protect cells from some of the allergic effects caused by histamine. By attaching themselves to the receptors, these drugs can prevent cell receptors from binding to histamine. This prevents histamine from causing the chemical reactions in the cells that produce...


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Smoking and Heart Attacks

Smoking is a major risk factor for heart attacks, even among younger adults. Researchers writing in the journal Tobacco Control in 2004 said smoking boosts the risk for heart attack by about five times in adults younger than age 40. Smoking was a factor in 81 percent of men in that age group who had a heart attack, and in 77 percent of women in that age group, according to the study.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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