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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination

If you have allergies, you may have noticed your symptoms getting worse with each passing year, a trend many experts attribute to rising temperatures associated with climate change. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), our shifting weather patterns increase both the levels of pollen and the amount of time it sticks around. “Over the past several decades, we’ve seen a steady rise in seasonal pollen levels and in the number of adults experiencing allergies for the first time,” says Clifford Bassett, MD, founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, and […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Why do my allergies change as I age?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Why do my allergies change as I age?

If we were to sum up allergies with an emoji, it’d be a shrug. We know so little about them, and yet tens of millions of Americans experience allergies of some kind or another throughout their lives. They come. They go. They evolve slowly or shift rapidly. Perhaps the only constant is that they’re becoming more common. But there is some positive news for allergy sufferers everywhere. “The only good thing about getting older is that​,​ in many cases, allergies are less prevalent,” says Clifford Bassett, medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of NY and an allergy specialist at New […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Does taking allergy medication make my allergies worse?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Does taking allergy medication make my allergies worse?

Plant mating season affects more of us every year. We know it better as spring, that magical time of the year when flowers bloom and trees leaf and billions of pollen grains take flight in an attempt to fertilize another flower. Many of these little plant sperms accidentally end up in our noses, though, where they trigger an immune reaction that we call seasonal allergies. About 25 million Americans get them—more as climate change worsens—and many of those people take some kind of over-the-counter drug to treat their aversion to plant sex. There are a lot of misconceptions about allergies, perhaps in part […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Healio – Managing seasonal allergies: What primary care physicians need to know

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Healio – Managing seasonal allergies: What primary care physicians need to know

Health care providers must recognize that most patients are self-medicating their seasonal allergies and are doing so inappropriately, according to Bosnic-Anticevich. “Physicians need to be more proactive in guiding patients to the most appropriate treatment,” she said. “Patients with hay fever need a lot more support and guidance than they are currently getting.” Many patients are unaware of the causes and triggers of their rhinitis symptoms, Clifford W. Bassett, MD, founder and medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York, and assistant clinical professor of medicine at New York University, told Healio Internal Medicine. Read More: https://www.healio.com/internal-medicine/allergy-asthma-immunology/news/online/%7Bd0949d15-f2e5-48a5-b838-b538a1f1e144%7D/managing-seasonal-allergies-what-primary-care-physicians-need-to-know
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Everyday Health – Do You Live in One of the Worst Cities for Spring Allergies?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Everyday Health – Do You Live in One of the Worst Cities for Spring Allergies?

For people with seasonal allergies, some U.S. cities may be tougher to live in than others. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announced its 2018 picks for the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies. The cities were ranked based on pollen and mold counts, allergy medicine usage, and availability of board-certified allergists. This year’s report named McAllen, Texas, as the top Spring Allergy Capital in the country. The top 10 cities on the list are… Read More: https://www.everydayhealth.com/allergies/living-with/you-live-one-worst-cities-spring-allergies/
By |April 30th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Everyday Health, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Everyday Health – Do You Live in One of the Worst Cities for Spring Allergies?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Comstock’s Magazine – As The Wind Blows

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Comstock’s Magazine – As The Wind Blows

Growing up in Woodland, Lisa Shelley remembers the dreadful days of wheezing and sneezing. She suffered from severe allergies and her childhood revolved around scratch tests and allergy shots as a specialist tried to build up her tolerance. “My parents had to give away our parakeet and cat because I was allergic to them,” she recalls. The allergy shots continued until she was 10 years old. Through high school, Shelley managed her symptoms by taking Dimetapp tablets. Read More: https://www.comstocksmag.com/longreads/wind-blows
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – AAFA Releases Spring Allergy Capitals 2018

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – AAFA Releases Spring Allergy Capitals 2018

McAllen, Texas sits near the border of Mexico and is known for its scorching summers and high humidity. For 2018, it has been ranked as the most challenging U.S. city to live in if you have pollen allergies, according to the Spring Allergy Capitals Report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The city jumped from the fifth spot in 2016 to the first in 2018. The other nine cities to make AAFA’s list are: Louisville, Kentucky Jackson, Mississippi Memphis, Tennessee San Antonio, Texas Providence, Rhode Island Dayton, Ohio Syracuse, New York Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Knoxville, Tennessee Read More: https://www.allergicliving.com/2018/04/24/aafa-releases-spring-allergy-capitals-2018/
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Today – It’s allergy season! Here’s how to pick the best air purifier

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Today – It’s allergy season! Here’s how to pick the best air purifier

While most people are aware of pollutants floating around outside, it may come as a surprise to learn that people with allergies may be even more vulnerable indoors. “The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that indoor air — where we spend more than three-quarters of our days — is often even more polluted versus outdoor air,” said Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York and author of The New Allergy Solution. Read More: https://www.today.com/home/best-air-purifiers-according-doctors-experts-t127594
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to AccuWeather – Top 10 spring allergy cities in the US, 2018 report finds

Dr. Bassett Contributes to AccuWeather – Top 10 spring allergy cities in the US, 2018 report finds

Spring allergies can cause a lot of misery for millions of people in the United States, so knowing the most challenging places to live with spring allergies can help people in these areas be more aware of what may contribute to their allergy symptoms. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its annual Spring Allergy CapitalsTM report on Monday, April 23, to identify the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies in the U.S. More than 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies experience runny and congested noses, inflamed sinuses, relentless sneezing and other symptoms associated with springtime allergies. Read More: 
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to House Method – 8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season

Dr. Bassett Contributes to House Method – 8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season

While spring means blooming flowers, warmer weather, and more time spent outside, for many, spring also brings with it constant sneezing, watery eyes, and runny noses. Seasonal allergies generally hit in waves, with tree pollen season occurring from early March to late May and grass season occurring until late July. To begin allergy symptom prevention and maintenance, determine what you’re allergic to by consulting with a doctor or allergist. This should be done at least two weeks prior to the onset of pollen season. Read More: https://housemethod.com/wellness/how-to-prep-home-for-allergy-season/
By |April 18th, 2018|Allergy Tips, House Method, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to House Method – 8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season