Focus on Allergy
About This Show
Allergy season may occur once a year, but for many allergy sufferers, the need for therapeutic advances becomes a year-round priority. From asthma to food allergies to immunology, Focus on Allergy keeps you up to date on the latest diagnostic findings and treatments.
Most Recent Episode
Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Children's Developing Immune System
Host: John J. Russell, MD
Do pets help prevent allergies? Does the 5-second rule actually exist? And is dirt really good for a child’s immune system? Host Dr. John Russell talks with Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and Director of the Microbiome Institute and author of the book Dirt is Good and answers questions about the potential benefits of exposure to germs and bacteria. They sift through common misconceptions about microbiomes to better understand their actual risks and benefits for the body's immune system, explaining its role in disease and health.