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About: Cystic Fibrosis

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01 May 2009

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15 Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

Date of last visit:

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The information, facts, and opinions provided are no substitute for professional advice. Always consult your primary care physician for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and before undertaking a new diet or exercise plan. This Service and the Sites are for informational purposes and should be used in conjunction with health care professionals.

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McCool, F. D. MD, FCCP and Rosen, M.J. MD, FCCP. “Nonpharmacologic Airway Clearance Therapies: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines”. Chest. 2006;129:250S-259S. 8 November 2008.

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Guides engaged by About.com, or About.com Guides, don't give preferential treatment to any outside resource (publication, video, affiliate, website), based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.

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