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Allergic Rhinitis

One medication is an antihistamine, which binds to receptors blocking the binding of the histamine. Other drugs are decongestants, corticosteroids, and immunotherapy. Because each individual is unique, there is no standard treatment for allergic rhinitis.

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Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

Could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and treatments can help, expert says

Health Tip of the Day

Keeping Hydrated

Drink at least a half-cup of water or sports drink every 20 minutes when you exercise. If your workout is less than an hour, choose water. If your workout is longer than an hour, particularly if it's vigorous, switch to a sports drink, according to sports experts at Connecticut College. Sports drinks contain sugar, which provides fuel for your muscles; they also contain sodium and potassium, which help maintain the proper balance of fluids in your body.

Healthy Living

There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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