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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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A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Cut Breakfast Calories

  • Whip up a low-fat yogurt and fresh-fruit milkshake.

  • Instead of using three whole eggs for an omelet, substitute one whole egg and two egg whites.

  • Try fat-free cream cheese on your bagel instead of light or regular products.

  • Use skim milk

  • Top your pancakes with fresh fruit, cranberry or applesauce and nonfat yogurt instead of butter and syrup.

  • When making French toast, substitute egg whites for half the eggs.

  • If you must eat breakfast at a fast-food restaurant, opt for pancakes instead of egg-and-sausage sandwiches.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
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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