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March 9, 2017

Blood Cells Remember Your Mountain Vacation

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Red blood cells retain a memory of high-altitude exposure, allowing for faster acclimation next time. But that memory fades within four months. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Aired February 24, 2017

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Makes a lot of sense. Enjoy the high altitudes, but wear out fast, unless I was there last week. I originally thought I had to stay overnight to keep it the next day. Now I can come back in a week.
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