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On ‘Talk to America’ - Is it an Allergy or a Cold?

Listen online or tune in Thursday, 7 September, at 1400 UTC (10:00 a.m. EDT)

Can you tell the difference between a cold and an allergy? The similarities between them can lead to confusion. An allergy can easily be mistaken for a cold, or vice versa, even though the treatments are very different. And if left untreated, allergies can cause serious health problems. On Thursday, listen in as we explore the differences and similarities with our guests: Marshall Plaut, M.D., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; and allergist Paul Williams, M.D.

As a closing segment, we’ll look at the latest developments surrounding Iran’s controversial nuclear program and the current U.S. visit of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, who will be in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

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