allergies http://wnpr.org en There's More to Bees Than Just a Stinger http://wnpr.org/post/theres-more-bees-just-stinger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For people with really bad arthritis the idea of intentionally suffering bee stings is an easier sell than it is with the rest of humankind. Sometimes my knees hurt so bad, a bee sting would be a welcomed distraction. I mean, it couldn’t make things any worse and there’s something intuitive about the idea that our body’s natural response to the venom might actually counteract other problems.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So, this hour, we talk about a</span>pitherapy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>First, we explore the world of long-haul bee truckers. The nation’s farm depends on these peripatetic pollinators who cross the country and travel up and down the coasts. It’s a lot like other kinds of trucking and then it’s totally different.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:28:19 +0000 Betsy Kaplan, Chion Wolf & Colin McEnroe & Jayne Ashley 20984 at http://wnpr.org There's More to Bees Than Just a Stinger Proposal Would Allow Schools to Stock Epinephrine http://wnpr.org/post/proposal-would-allow-schools-stock-epinephrine <p>A bill that would allow schools in Connecticut to stock emergency medication for severe allergic reactions has been referred to the Appropriations Committee.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:33:55 +0000 Diane Orson 20304 at http://wnpr.org Proposal Would Allow Schools to Stock Epinephrine Fracking Protests; High Chances of "Sneeze" This Spring; Metro-North Update http://wnpr.org/post/fracking-protests-high-chances-sneeze-spring-metro-north-update <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Iq-wZiKXfXQ" width="560"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of advocates for prohibiting the storage of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or </span>“fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” as it’s called, delivered petitions with over&nbsp;5,600 signatures to lawmakers at a rally on Wednesday at the LOB. Though Connecticut doesn’t have the natural resource deposits to engage in the process of digging for natural gas,&nbsp; many fear that companies seeking to store the waste created by the process will make their way to into Connecticut from outside the state. They want Governor </span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Malloy and lawmakers to prohibit it.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:28 +0000 Eric Clemmons 20271 at http://wnpr.org Cold Winter Means Healthy Trees -- and Pollen http://wnpr.org/post/cold-winter-means-healthy-trees-and-pollen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the long winter is over, spring is here. So is tree pollen.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:29:46 +0000 Jeff Cohen 20193 at http://wnpr.org Cold Winter Means Healthy Trees -- and Pollen Federal Bill Aims to Better Protect Students With Food Allergies http://wnpr.org/post/federal-bill-aims-better-protect-students-food-allergies <p>President Obama signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that offers financial incentives to states if schools stockpile epinephrine. Epinephrine is the emergency medication considered the primary treatment for a severe allergic reaction,&nbsp;called anaphylaxis.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:40:39 +0000 Diane Orson & Heather Brandon 12377 at http://wnpr.org Federal Bill Aims to Better Protect Students With Food Allergies An Autumn Harvest...For Yellow Jackets http://wnpr.org/post/autumn-harvestfor-yellow-jackets <p>For most of us, yellow jackets are a nuisance and for some people, they’re fatal. But for Norman Patterson, they’re more of an obsession.</p><p>“As a child, I remember finding a wild honey bee hive in the woods and I was fascinated by it," said Patterson. "That’s really what got me into honey bees, which eventually got me into collecting hornets and yellow jackets for medical labs.”</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:00:09 +0000 Tucker Ives 9948 at http://wnpr.org An Autumn Harvest...For Yellow Jackets Living With Food Allergies http://wnpr.org/post/living-food-allergies-0 <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2005-06-2013.mp3</p><p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:58:56 +0000 Mark Oppenheimer 6660 at http://wnpr.org Living With Food Allergies Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze: High Protein Almond Flour, a Superfood? http://wnpr.org/post/faith-middletons-food-schmooze-high-protein-almond-flour-superfood <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/FMS%200707c.mp3</p><p></p><p>Elana Amsterdam is back on The Food Schmooze. &nbsp;Her book of recipes using high protein almond flour in place of white flour was a hit with us and our regular Food Schmooze listeners. So we invited Elana to join us again to talk about some of her recipe ideas.</p><p>We&#39;ll tell you all about why blanched almond flour is considered a superfood by some; how it differs from white wheat flour and how it registers on the glycemic index.</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 18:06:30 +0000 Faith Middleton 4554 at http://wnpr.org Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze: High Protein Almond Flour, a Superfood?