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How to Protect Your Voice
Break the throat-clearing habit. Instead, swallow twice to help move mucus along.
Improve your air quality. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke and other sources of pollution.
Stay hydrated. Try taking small sips of water throughout the day to keep the mucus from building up.
Turn the volume down. If you're prone to temporary hoarseness, you may be talking too loudly.
Use a cool-mist humidifier to keep the air moist. A steamy shower also will give you warm, moist air to breathe.
Know when to visit the doctor. If hoarseness lasts more than two weeks, or you experience a complete loss of your voice for more than a few days, call your doctor.
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.
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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