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Schools Teaching Students To Fight Back Against Germs

With flu season right around the corner, North Texas schools are teaching students to fight back against germs. But some researchers say one weapon – hand sanitizer – may not be as powerful as many people think.

CBS 11–09/10/2014

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North Texas Pediatricians On Look Out For Rare Respiratory Virus

North Texas doctors say it’s just a matter of time before a virus sweeping the Midwest makes it way here. The rare respiratory virus is called “enterovirus 68” and it mimics a summer cold.

CBS 11–09/08/2014

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Get Out Tissue, 2014 Texas Allergy Season Worse Than Most

Each year the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) puts out a list of the “100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Allergies.” Usually the Dallas area is ranked about a quarter of the way down – this year Dallas is number 7!

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2014

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Dallas Doc: Don’t Feel Well? Stay Away From Office

We’ve all been there. The uncomfortable cringe and surreptitious search for hand sanitizer as an obviously ill coworker hacks, coughs, and sneezes. While the goal may have been ‘dedicated martyr’, the reality more closely resembles Typhoid Mary.

10/25/2012

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Allergy Sufferers Should Brace For A Rough Season

Right now allergies are a big problem in North Texas. Experts say the mild winter weather and wet summer has opened the door for ragweed and mold.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2012

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Irving Doctor Explains This Year’s Fall Allergies

This could be one of the worst years ever for fall allergies. Learn about what allergens will be in the air, and how you can survive the season.

11/10/2011

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The Nose Knows: Allergy Season Here With Vengeance

There may be a dusting of truth to allergy sufferers’ complaints that this season is, well, a bigger headache than years past.

05/13/2011

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Your Red Eyes & Runny Nose Could Be Oak Allergies

It may seem like there’s no rest in sight for those experiencing itchy eyes and oak allergies may be the culprit. But there are a few simple tips that could save you from another season of suffering.

CBSDFW.COM–03/14/2011

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Maybe Allergies Aren’t Your Problem At All

If you’re like most allergy sufferers, you’ve probably tried every over-the-counter allergy medication around. But, what if you don’t have seasonal allergies at all?

CBSDFW.COM–11/09/2010

Pollen Count Way Up In North Texas

The pollen count is up — way up. In fact, Dallas is No. 2 and Fort Worth is No. 3 on a list of the worst cities for respiratory allergies.

09/17/2010