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Mucolytic drugs help loosen and thin the mucus. Certain mucolytic agents contain a chemical that enhances the body's own production of an enzyme called glutathione. Glutathione helps breakdown thick, sticky mucus. Once the mucus is thinned, it is then easier to cough up or suction from the airway,...

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CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

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Too Many Worries

Many people have generalized anxiety disorder. Symptoms include having worries that interfere with day-to-day life, irritability, trouble concentrating and feeling restless or keyed up most of the time, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It can be treated with medication and self-care steps that promote relaxation.

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You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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