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Bronchodilators

Generally this condition is treated with medication called bronchodilators. The most common types of bronchodilators are anticholinergics and beta-2 agonists. These drugs are inhaled, travel down the airway and bind to bronchial smooth muscle cells. This results in muscle relaxation and decreased...


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Health Tip of the Day

Mints No Help

Although eating a chocolate mint might seem like a good way to ease the pain of heartburn, mints may make the problem worse, according to the National Heartburn Alliance. Chocolate mints contain two of three common triggers for heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux: chocolate, mint and lying down in bed.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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