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Mucolytics

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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Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

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Tap or Bottle?

Bottled water is a popular beverage, but it may not be any better than tap water, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Some bottled water is treated more than tap water, but other bottled water is not treated as much or at all. When you buy a bottle of water, read the label to find out exactly what you're getting for your money.

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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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