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Immune System

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Family Fights Medicaid To Cover Surgery For 4-Month-Old

Chasity McVay tries to document the littlest details of her daughter’s life. She said, “I try to document funny little things, so I don’t forget.” McVay isn’t sure how much time her child has left.

CBS 11–10/28/2014

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New Test Aims To Better Detect Viral Infections

Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.

09/18/2013

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Eating Boogers May Boost Immune System

A biochemist is making waves with a new theory that picking your nose — and eating it — may be an evolutionarily-backed way to boost your immune system’s protective powers.

05/02/2013

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Exercise Everday May Keep Flu Away

When it comes to avoiding the flu, doctors say getting the vaccine provides the most protection, but it’s not a guarantee. So many North Texans are looking for ways to boost their immune systems and say exercise is a secret weapon.

CBS 11–01/17/2013

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New Immunodeficiency Test For Texas Newborns

Newborns in Texas will soon be screened for another potentially fatal disease. The condition is called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SCID.

05/03/2012

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Nobel Prize Winner To Discuss Dallas Project

A scientist who is sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine will be speaking about a new research enterprise he has started in Dallas.

10/04/2011

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70+ Year Olds Offer Secret To Good Health

A North Texas man and woman are both the picture of health and wellness. The pair has something in common – both decided to start weightlifting more than 20 years ago.

CBSDFW.COM–04/04/2011

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Preventing The Common Cold & A Looming Cure?

Two separate studies are bringing new hope that one day, perhaps even in the coming decade, humanity may defeat the common cold.

CBSDFW.COM–11/05/2010