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If You Give a Kid a Peanut

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There's now evidence that the strict avoidance of allergens, like peanuts, increases the chance of developing allergies later in life. Here's how our desire for safety is making us sick.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

It's Not Your Imagination: This Allergy Season Really Is Worse

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Poorly controlled allergies have a negative impact on your love life,” says Dr. Clifford Bassett. And climate change is making it worse.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Epidemic of Absence: Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In the past 150 years, improved sanitation, water treatment, and the use of vaccines and antibiotics have saved countless lives, nearly eradicating diseases that had plagued humanity for thousands of years. But growing evidence suggests that the very steps we took to combat infections have also eliminated organisms that kept our bodies in balance. Science journalist Moises Velasquez-Manoff explains the latest research into the prevalence of allergies and autoimmune disorders, explores new treatments, and looks at the link between autism and a dysfunctional immune system. His book is An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

Thursday, September 06, 2012

In the past 150 years, improved sanitation, water treatment, and the use of vaccines and antibiotics have saved countless lives, nearly eradicating diseases that had plagued humanity for thousands of years. But growing evidence suggests that the very steps we took to combat infections have also eliminated organisms that kept our bodies in balance. Science journalist Moises Velasquez-Manoff explains the latest research into the prevalence of allergies and autoimmune disorders, explores new treatments, and looks at the link between autism and a dysfunctional immune system. His book is An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Are Your Allergies Today?

Friday, March 23, 2012

All of a sudden, everyone's allergies seem to be acting up--and many are getting reactions for the first time. Dr. Anne Maitland, allergy doctor and Fellow of the American College of Allergy, discusses the allergy season and takes your calls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Allergy TV: Watch Famous Sneezes

Friday, March 23, 2012

On today's show, we're talking about the early - and brutal - start to allergy season. We'll also play some examples of famous sneezes. See below for our favorite examples (including a controversial sneeze by Ringo Starr that delayed the start of Dig A Pony) and feel free to suggest your own in the comments!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Spring Allergies Coming on Strong

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The warm winter and an early spring mean that trees are shedding pollen unusually early this year. And that means you can expect severe spring allergies. Dr. David Resnick, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Allergy and Immunology Department at Columbia University Medical Center, joins us now to talk about what to expect this year and how to treat it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Gluten

Friday, August 19, 2011

More and more gluten-free products have been appearing on grocery store shelves in recent years, and for this week's Please Explain segment, we'll find out what gluten is and find out the causes, symptoms, and treatment for celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities. Dean Lavornia is Chair of the Baking & Pastry Department at the Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts in Providence, Rhode Island. He's created a number of gluten-free recipes for those in his family with celiac disease. We'll also speak with Nutritionist Bernadette Latson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center.

Department Chair of the Baking & Pastry Department at the Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts in Providence, Rhode Island.

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WNYC News

Allergies Nothing to Sneeze at - But No Worse Than Past Seasons

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It may not be the worst allergy season ever, but that's not much of a relief to sniffling and sneezing New Yorkers. And according to experts, things are going to get worse before they get better.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

April Showers Bring Flowers...and Allergies

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

After all the rain we've been getting here in the New York area, it's great to walk down the sunny sidewalk and see tulips in full bloom and the trees starting to show their leaves. The down side of that natural beauty: it means that allergy season is here. A few years ago, we looked at allergies on Please Explain, and if you're wondering why you're sniffling, sneezing, or have itchy eyes, just take a listen:

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