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SOURCES:

Glasser, R. , March 2005. Nature Reviews: Immunology

WebMD Feature: "Top 12 Flu Myths."

WebMD Medical Reference in Collaboration with Cleveland Clinic: "Allergy Shots."

WebMD Health News: "Cautious Optimism Over Cancer Vaccine."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Drinking Tea May Boost Immune System."

FamilyDoctor.org: "When Your Infant or Child Has a Fever."

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diet, Exercise, Stress and the Immune System."

Harvard Health Report: "The Truth About Your Immune System."

Rowe, C. , October 2007. Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Glasser, R. , March 2005. Nature Reviews: Immunology

WebMD Feature: "Top 12 Flu Myths."

WebMD Medical Reference in Collaboration with Cleveland Clinic: "Allergy Shots."

WebMD Health News: "Cautious Optimism Over Cancer Vaccine."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Drinking Tea May Boost Immune System."

FamilyDoctor.org: "When Your Infant or Child Has a Fever."

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diet, Exercise, Stress and the Immune System."

Harvard Health Report: "The Truth About Your Immune System."

Rowe, C. , October 2007. Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

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