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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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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Jenny began her radio career in 1994 as a news reporter for KSMU in Springfield, Mo. at Southwest Missouri State University. She moved to Kansas City in 1996 and worked as an intern for New Letters On the Air.
Cody Newill is part of KCUR's audience development team. Follow him on Twitter @CodyNewill.