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Fighting Off Allergies

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There's one topic that keeps on giving year after year: allergies. From seasonal, to year-round, gluten to peanuts, allergies affect over 65 million people in the United States alone.

In the first segment of Thursday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske discusses all things mold, pollen, and food protein with Dr. Jay Portnoy​, who heads the allergy and asthma department at Children's Mercy Hospital.

Guest:

  • Dr. Jay Portnoy​, Chief of Children's Mercy's Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Department.
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