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Question of the Week

Question of the WeekQ: How does A.S.A. benefit the heart?

A:  Research shows that taking aspirin (A.S.A.) regularly can reduce the risk of heart attack in two ways. First, it fights the pain and inflammation associated with heart disease. Second, it inhibits a substance called prostaglandin, which causes blood platelets to clump together and form artery-clogging blood clots. Always check with your doctor about what the right dose is for you.

 

Featured Health Tip

Relief for Summer AllergiesRelief for Summer Allergies

For many Canadians, allergy season can start in the early spring and last through to autumn. When you are allergic to an outdoor allergen, such as tree or grass pollen, your immune system releases a chemical substance inside your body called histamine. Histamine triggers allergy symptoms including sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, itchy throat and headaches.   ...read more