WBEZ | allergies http://www.wbez.org/tags/allergies Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Afternoon Shift: A myth, the risks and some medical tips this allergy season http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-06/afternoon-shift-myth-risks-and-some-medical-tips-allergy-season <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Lis%20Ferla.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="(Photo: Flickr/Lis Ferla)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204248925&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Spring brings allergy season</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span id="docs-internal-guid-94b9b5a5-25d9-cc98-b2ea-ac76c28fec12" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">I</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b3a-1159-17d8-124a021e5bfa">t&rsquo;s allergy season and that means sore throats, itchy eyes, runny noses, and headaches. We know. Today we are here to help! We&rsquo;re taking your questions about allergies and debunking an odd home remedy. </span><br /><br /><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><em><a href="https://twitter.com/mitchmd">Dr. Mitchell Grayson</a> is an Allergist/Immunologist and Principal Investigator at the Medical College of Wisconsin&rsquo;s Grayson Lab.</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b3a-1159-17d8-124a021e5bfa">Dr. Baiju Malde is Doctor of Allergy and Immunology at </span><a href="http://www.nm.org/location/northwestern-memorial-hospital?utm_source=nmh.org&amp;utm_medium=redirect&amp;utm_campaign=nmh.org">Northwestern Medicine</a>.</em></li><li><em><a href="http://doctors.rush.edu/directory/profile.asp?setsize=10&amp;pict_id=3729625">Dr. Chris Codispoti</a> is Associate Professor of Allergy and Immunology at Rush University Medical Center.</em></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204248931&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Chicago chef defines Southern cooking</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span id="docs-internal-guid-94b9b5a5-25d9-cc98-b2ea-ac76c28fec12" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">For</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b3d-ec51-73bc-1e809e3ad727">&nbsp;this installment in our week of small business conversations, we&rsquo;re looking to Andersonville where the Southern style approach of Chicago&#39;s Big Jones restaurant is about history and geography as much as it is about the food. Chef Paul Fehribach takes inspiration from home-cooking traditions stretching from Southern Indiana to the Appalachian highlands to the Carolina coast. He joins us to discuss the evolution of Big Jones and the brand new book, </span><em>The Big Jones Cookbook</em>.</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b3d-ec51-73bc-1e809e3ad727"><strong>Guest:</strong><em> </em></span><em><a href="https://twitter.com/PaulFehribach">Paul Fehribach</a> is Executive Chef and co-owner of Big Jones and author of The Big Jones Cookbook.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204249965&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The Bulls and Blackhawks dominate the playoffs so far</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The &#39;Hawks won big with a crushing defeat against the Minnesota Wild in game 3 of the second round of Stanley Cup playoffs. And, the Bulls are up 1 game to zip as they head to Cleveland for game 2 in the Eastern Conference. WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout joins us to talk &lsquo;Hawks and Bulls.</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b3f-e154-894e-6f97ab62a8d6">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye-Stout</a> is WBEZ&rsquo;s sports contributor.&nbsp;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204250043&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Debate on eating meat takes over government public comment page</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b42-eeed-e3f8-9148a95ba7de">It is getting down to the wire to weigh in on new USDA Dietary Guidelines. The period of public input ends on Friday May 8. A major debate this year is whether or not eating less meat is good for your health and the environment. Pro- and anti-meat factions have been duking it out on the public comments page of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Recently, a group of meat and dairy alternatives companies (including two from Chicago) added their voice to the thousands of comments that advocate decreasing animal products. Leading that coalition is Oakland-based food attorney Michele Simon who joins us with more.</span><br /><br /><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b43-410d-93a8-98a4809717ea">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="http://www.foodlawfirm.com/attorneys/michele-simon/">Michele Simon</a> is an attorney at the Food Law Firm.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204251239&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Tech Shift: Physicists theorize that reality is a 2-D hologram</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Physicists around the world are theorizing that reality as we know it may just be one big hologram. That means, the 3-D objects you see around you aren&rsquo;t actually 3-dimensional. At the moment, this is just an idea. But a team of physicists and researchers at Fermilab are conducting an experiment to try to find evidence that such a theory is possible. Joining us to explain is Craig Hogan, Director of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics and professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b44-57f2-c5c7-6ac73081eb72">Guest:&nbsp;</span></strong><em><a href="https://astro.uchicago.edu/people/craig-j-hogan.php">Craig Hogan</a> is Director of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics and a professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.&nbsp;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204250141&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Competition driving down prices of parking in Chicago</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Chicago has some of the highest parking rates in the country. A metered spot downtown can cost as much as $6.50 an hour. The hourly rate for a garage can be even pricier. But more parking apps are making it easier to find a cheaper spot, including ParkWhiz which now offers spots in high demand areas for 15-dollars for the day. WBEZ&rsquo;s Susie An has been looking into the cost of driving downtown and she joins us with details.</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b46-9969-9d10-9954b4054dec">Guest: </span></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/soosieon"><em>Susie An</em></a><em> is a WBEZ reporter.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204250269&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Jury finds Chicago man guilty in murder of police officer</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">A guilty verdict has been reached in the Timothy Herring trial. Herring was accused of killing Chicago police officer Michael Flisk and ex-Chicago Housing Authority officer Stephen Peters in 2010. The jury took almost 8 hours to convict Herring of both murders and burglary. He&rsquo;ll now spend the rest of his life behind bars. WBEZ&rsquo;s Yolanda Perdomo covered the trial and was there when the verdict was read.</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b48-219a-eaf9-c9d330ab4e92">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/yolandanews">Yolanda Perdomo</a> is a WBEZ reporter.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204250421&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Outgoing City Council members meet for the last time</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Well it was a busy, busy day at City Hall in Chicago. May 6 was the last meeting for the current class of aldermen, ahead of the May 18th inauguration where the new group of aldermen will be sworn in. WBEZ&rsquo;s City Politics reporter Lauren Chooljian was there all day and updates us on the happenings in the council chambers.</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b49-57d2-bfbd-319f0201128f">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/laurenchooljian">Lauren Chooljian</a> is a WBEZ reporter.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204251054&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Chicago passes reparations ordinance for torture victims</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Chicago City Council made history on May 6 passing the $5.5 million dollar reparations ordinance for victims of police torture by disgraced Chicago police commander Jon Burge and his officers. Joey Mogul is a partner at the People&rsquo;s Law Office and a co-founder of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials. Joey was at the City Council chambers for the vote and joins us with her perspective.</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-87864bdb-2b4a-7864-1f34-89181780e520">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/JoeyMogul">Joey Mogul</a> is a partner at the People&rsquo;s Law Office and a co-founder of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials.</em></p></p> Wed, 06 May 2015 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-06/afternoon-shift-myth-risks-and-some-medical-tips-allergy-season Morning Shift: What other cities can learn from a Detroit success story http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-04-03/morning-shift-what-other-cities-can-learn-detroit <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Shinolas Detroit Flickr Sean Davis.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We take a look at a new Detroit company that is making a bet on local manufacturing and is counting on traditions of a Chicago factory to get there. Plus, why so many Illinoisans view political corruption as the norm.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-what-other-cities-can-learn-from-a-d/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-what-other-cities-can-learn-from-a-d.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-what-other-cities-can-learn-from-a-d" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: What other cities can learn from a Detroit success story" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-04-03/morning-shift-what-other-cities-can-learn-detroit Morning Shift: Diet trends, bikes and music http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-28/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music-107894 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Chicago Bike Sharing_courtesy of Associated Press.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As Chicago launches its bike-share program, we hear from you about if this new service will be utilized or largely ignored. Also, Monica Eng gives us the facts and fallacies about diet trends. And Chicago&#39;s Black Ensemble Theater pays tribute to Howlin&#39; Wolf.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Diet trends, bikes and music " on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-28/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music-107894 Bill would push breastfeeding in Illinois hospitals http://www.wbez.org/news/bill-would-push-breastfeeding-illinois-hospitals-98730 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Gabel.JPG" style="margin: 6px 0px 0px 15px; float: right; width: 265px; height: 372px;" title="The measure’s author, Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, predicts an impact on mothers who envisioned using formula. (WBEZ/Chip Mitchell)"></div><p>A bill heading toward a final vote in Springfield would make Illinois one of the first states to require hospitals to adopt an infant feeding policy that promotes breast milk.</p><p>Under the measure, which passed a state Senate committee Tuesday, any hospital in Illinois that provides birthing services would develop its policy with guidance from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a pro-breastfeeding effort of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, better known as UNICEF. Hospitals would post the policy “in a conspicuous place” and “routinely communicate” it to all obstetric and neonatal staffers, beginning with their orientation, according to the bill.</p><p>The legislation, HB4968, would allow hospitals to help mothers use formula if medically necessary or if the women preferred it. But the bill’s author, Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, predicts her measure would have an impact on mothers who had never envisioned breastfeeding.</p><p>“Once the nurses talk to them and explain the benefits to the children — how it prevents obesity, many acute chronic diseases, [sudden infant death syndrome], asthma and allergies — mothers may be much more likely to breastfeed than they were before,” said Gabel, who modeled the legislation on a California law that will take effect in 2014.</p><p>The Illinois Hospital Association helped craft the bill and supports its passage, according to Nichole Magalis, the group’s senior director of government relations.</p><p>The House approved the measure in a 107-0 vote March 21. Sponsored in the Senate by Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, the bill passed the Senate Public Health Committee in a 9-0 vote Tuesday. The timing of a Senate floor vote is unclear.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn has not taken a position on the bill, according to a spokeswoman. It would take effect January 1, 2013.</p></p> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/bill-would-push-breastfeeding-illinois-hospitals-98730 Study shows kids' food allergies more widespread than thought http://www.wbez.org/content/study-shows-kids-food-allergies-more-widespread-thought <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-20/kids food allergies_Flickr_Wu Ji.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Parents and children tour a Whole Foods as part of an allergy awareness program." class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-20/kids food allergies_Flickr_Wu Ji.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px; margin: 5px;" title="(Flickr/Wu Ji)"></p><p>More kids may be suffering from food allergies than was previously thought, according to new findings from a Chicago researcher. Research has already shown that food allergies seem to be on the rise, and now a study of more than 40,000 children shows that one in 13 have a food allergy. That’s about twice as many as some recent estimates.</p><p><a href="http://www.childrensmemorial.org/depts/academic_pediatrics/bios.aspx?id=1500">Ruchi Gupta</a>, a pediatrician with Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine and lead author of the study, said some 2.5 million children – including her own daughter – have severe allergies.</p><p>“If many of these children, about 40 percent, ingest food that they are allergic to, they could have a reaction that could lead to death. It could be that serious,” Gupta said.</p><p>Peanut allergies were the most prevalent, followed by milk and shellfish.</p><p>Gupta also found that Asian and African-American kids were more likely to go undiagnosed than white children. The study is published in the journal, <a href="http://www.pediatrics.org">Pediatrics</a>.</p></p> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/study-shows-kids-food-allergies-more-widespread-thought