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A new study shows that beating allergies means reducing stress. Learn more about battling allergy season naturally by cutting your stress.
Jul. 27, 2011
Avoid being outdoors as much as possible during the spring if you suffer from allergies. Find out more about treating springtime allergies from this article.
Jul. 25, 2011
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition that can be triggered by allergies. Learn what epinephrine does for anaphylaxis in this article.
May. 13, 2011
Amoxicillin belongs to the same family of drugs as penicillin. Learn about amoxicillin allergy symptoms in this article.
May. 12, 2011
Hay fever is caused by airborne pollen. Learn whether there are any treatments for hay fever in this article.
May. 5, 2011
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by an allergic reaction. Learn what you should do if you have an anaphylactic reaction in this article.
Apr. 27, 2011
Do you want to know what you're allergic to? Wonder no more. There are several options available for allergy testing, some of which are rather inexpensive and quick. Take this quiz and find out which allergy test best suits your needs.
Apr. 27, 2011
There is relief for that nagging runny nose and annoying nasal congestion due to allergies. There are several allergy medication options, including antihistamines, decongestants, intranasal anticholinergics, intranasal corticosteriods and cromolyn sodium, to name a few. Take this quiz and learn about all of your medication options for treating allergy symptoms.
Apr. 27, 2011
The first line of treating allergy symptoms is avoiding allergens altogether. If, however, this does not produce enough relief, or avoidance is not possible because you love little Fido too much, you can consider a whole host of treatment options. Keep in mind, not all allergy treatments are created equal. Take this quiz and find out which allergy treatments are best for you and your allergy symptoms.
Apr. 12, 2011
Doctors have a few ways to determine whether you suffer from allergies. Learn which allergy test applies test extracts of suspected allergies to a patient's skin in this article.
Have a sense of humor! A good laugh can send up to 20 percent more blood pumping through the body.
Due to work-related stress, you’re most likely to have a heart attack on a Monday than any other day of the week! Try stress-relieving activities (like yoga or mediation) on this day.
Men and women have different heart attack symptoms, and it’s actually more difficult for women to tell when they are having an attack. Women who feel faint or short of breath should call 911.
Don't light up. Quit smoking, and you’ll cut your risk of coronary heart disease by 50 percent in just one year.
Steer clear of smokers. Approximately 38,000 people die each year from heart and blood vessel diseases caused by secondhand smoke.
Don't have time to fit in a full 30-minute workout? Try to fit in three, 10-minute sessions instead. Both provide the same benefits for your heart.
Eat a diet low in these three nutrients: fat, cholesterol, and salt. They contribute to high cholesterol and blood pressure.
Heart disease is the single biggest killer of both men and women. The best prevention tool is a healthy lifestyle and an annual doctor's appointment.
Lack of sleep can lead to irregular heart function. Aim to get seven to nine hours!
Get up from your desk. People who sit hunched over their computer for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks.
A broken heart can literally increase one’s risk for heart attack. Heal after a break-up by taking time to grieve and then surrounding yourself with positive friends.
Wash dinner down with wine – but just one glass! Scientists have found that moderate amounts of red and white wines can be helpful in preventing heart disease.
Big hearts really do exist. But they're not a sign of greater affection -- they indicate an increased risk for heart disease.
Say "yes, please" to potassium. Loading up potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, and other potassium-rich foods can lower blood pressure by 10 points, according to a recent study.
Get full off fiber. This heart-healthy nutrient can reduce blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Aim for 25 grams per day.
When going out to eat, be wary these words: fried, au gratin, crispy, scalloped, pan-fried, sautéed, buttered, or creamed. They usually mean this dish is packed with heart-harming saturated fats.
Be berry merry. Ladies who ate three or more bowlfuls of berries (specifically blueberries and strawberries) per week cut their of heart attack by approximately 30 percent.
Eat chocolate. Indulging regularly could reduce your risk for heart attack by roughly 37 percent. Just keep the chocolate dark (more antioxidants) and the portion small (one ounce).
Say Namaste. Yoga can help reduce irregular heartbeats.
Eating well and exercising regularly has a greater impact on your risk for heart disease than your family history.
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