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    Dr Bassett Advises Active Times on How to Treat Mosquito Bites

Dr Bassett Advises Active Times on How to Treat Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are a top threat in the summer months, and we’ve discussed how to prevent them, the best bug sprays and even natural repellents. But let’s face it. You are probably going to get bit at least once this summer. So what do you do when that itchy little red bump pops up? I chatted with allergist, Dr. Clifford Bassett and Dr. Jorge Parada, medical advisor National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to discuss first aid for bug bites. It’s good to note that when you first notice the bite, wash it with soap […]

Sex in the Garden, Blame those Male Plants!

“The allergy landscape is changing,” says allergist Dr. Clifford Bassett, who directs Allergy & Asthma Care of New York. Nationwide, pollen is increasing because plants are growing larger than they usually would. This is because of the increase in carbon dioxide and, in some areas, increased rainfall, he says. Pollen moves about best on hot, dry days, especially with some wind, says California horticulturist Thomas Leo Ogren. With warmer days and a longer pollen season, “I now often see landscape plants that used to bloom and produce pollen once a year … […]
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    Dr Bassett And Katie Couric Discuss How To Avoid Summer’s Biggest Allergy Triggers

Dr Bassett And Katie Couric Discuss How To Avoid Summer’s Biggest Allergy Triggers

50 million people suffer from the symptoms of summer allergies. But you don’t have to stay stuck inside. Find out more about the biggest summer allergy triggers and how to avoid them. Dr Bassett Joins Katie Couric to review how to avoid summer season allergy triggers. See story on Katie…
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    Dr Bassett with Katie Couric on How To Relieve Allergy Symptoms

Dr Bassett with Katie Couric on How To Relieve Allergy Symptoms

When it comes to suffering from allergies, you can often find relief from other ways than just medication. Dr Bassett Joins Katie Couric to discuss effective ways to relieve allergy symptons. Find out more! Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known […]

Dr. Bassett Discusses Nickel Allergies on CBS New York

Medical Journal: Electronic Devices Can Cause Nickel Allergies To Flare Up Some Phones, Tablets, Computers Can Cause Redness, Itchiness, Blisters, Swelling We use our electronic devices for all sorts of things – from talking and looking up information to playing games. But as CBS 2’s Elise Finch reported Monday, the frequent use of such gadgets is actually making some people sick. Smartphones, tablets and laptops are the devices that keep us connected. But as an article in the most recent issue of the journal Pediatrics pointed out, one 11-year-old boy’s persistent […]
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    Dr Bassett on DailyBurn Explains 8 Ways to Not Let Allergies Affect Your Workout

Dr Bassett on DailyBurn Explains 8 Ways to Not Let Allergies Affect Your Workout

Allergy-Proof Your Workout 1. Find the source. Don’t know exactly what sets off your sniffles? An allergist can help you nail down the precise triggers so you can be proactive in your care and know what to avoid and when, says Clifford Bassett, M.D., director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York. Find a doc near you by visiting allergyandasthma.org. 2. Follow the forecast. Before you head outside, check local pollen and pollutant counts, says Bassett. You can find these on your local weather channel, aaaai.org, or pollen.com. It’s a good idea stay indoors […]
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    Dr Bassett on USA Today “Don’t oversanitize your world”

Dr Bassett on USA Today “Don’t oversanitize your world”

Babies may get allergy protection from cats, even roaches — Special for USA Today by Kim Painter Cockroaches might not seem to have much in common with farm animals. But a new study suggests urban newborns who share their homes with cockroaches, mice and cats might get the same kind of protection from allergies and asthma that farm children seem to get from the animals in their barns. The finding, published Friday in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is no reason to stop exterminating cockroaches, researchers say. But it is the […]

Dr Bassett on WNYC Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Why I’m Sneezing So Much The Weather Channel’s four-day pollen forecast for New York notes that grass pollen is high, tree pollen is moderate. For the many who people suffer from seasonal allergies, spring brings sneezing and sniffling. So on this week’s Please Explain, Dr. Clifford Bassett, Medical Director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, tells us why and what we can do to find relief: Climate change has led to worse allergies because the pollen seasons have been starting earlier in the spring and lasting about four […]
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    Dr Bassett Contributes to New York Times Article on Vitamin E Controversy

Dr Bassett Contributes to New York Times Article on Vitamin E Controversy

New York Times — Vitamin E May Harm, or Help, Your Lungs by Anahad O’Connor A form of vitamin E found in vegetable oils like corn and canola may worsen lung function, while another form typically found in olive oil may protect it, a new study suggests. The findings may help explain why studies of the health effects of the vitamin have had conflicting results. Vitamin E comes in various forms called tocopherols, which are commonly found in fats and oils. Supplements of the vitamin may contain a single type of tocopherol, or a mix. The new research, published in […]
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    Baltimore Journalist Surprised to Find He is Allergic to Newspaper Ink

Baltimore Journalist Surprised to Find He is Allergic to Newspaper Ink

May 22, 2014 by SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES via ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA For a decade, Baltimore Sun journalist Mike Dresser couldn’t figure out why his eye lids swelled so much that some days he was late to work because he could barely see well enough to drive. “I’d wake up in the morning with my eyes swollen to the point where I couldn’t see through the slits,” Dresser, 60, told ABC News. “It’s really uncomfortable and itchy, and my eyes get very watery.” Doctors could find no cause, so they eventually recommended a patch test, ruling out common allergens […]