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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Gothamist – The NYC Pollen Tsunami Has Come For Your Eyes

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Gothamist – The NYC Pollen Tsunami Has Come For Your Eyes

Are your allergies so severe you can’t stop sneezing long enough to finish reading a complete sentence? Can you no longer recall the features on your girlfriend’s face because your eyes have been swollen shut for weeks now? Has the base of your nose developed calluses from such frenetic tissue-use? Have you sneezed yet? How about now? How about now? Your miserable spring is brought to you by what has been dubbed a “pollen tsunami,” thanks to this winter’s particularly nasty cold. Dr. Clifford Basset, the medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told DNAinfo that the […]
By |May 6th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Gothamist, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Gothamist – The NYC Pollen Tsunami Has Come For Your Eyes
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Mediaplanet – The Allergy Survival Playbook: 12 Tips to Breathe Easier This Spring

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Mediaplanet – The Allergy Survival Playbook: 12 Tips to Breathe Easier This Spring

An allergy is the immune system’s reaction when exposed to what is otherwise a harmless substance. It can be anything from plant pollen to mold, to almonds or milk. With allergy season in full swing, are you prepared to fight the good fight? Follow these twelve steps and breathe easier this spring. Read More: http://www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/prevention-and-treatment/the-allergy-survival-playbook-12-tips-to-breathe-easier-this-spring
By |April 30th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Future of Personal Health|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Mediaplanet – The Allergy Survival Playbook: 12 Tips to Breathe Easier This Spring
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    Dr. Bassett on Wall Street Journal Live – Avoiding This Season’s ‘Pollen Tsunami’

Dr. Bassett on Wall Street Journal Live – Avoiding This Season’s ‘Pollen Tsunami’

By |April 24th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, Wall Street Journal|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on Wall Street Journal Live – Avoiding This Season’s ‘Pollen Tsunami’
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Why This Pollen Season Is The Worst

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Why This Pollen Season Is The Worst

Spring might have gotten off to a slow start this year, but that hasn’t dampened the effects of pollen. In fact, Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York told weather.com he predicted “a very robust pollen explosion” this spring — and he wasn’t wrong. According to the doctor, there are a number of reasons for the spring sniffles. “One is the rising long term increase in carbon dioxide and its effect on increased production of pollen,” he said. “There’s a couple factors,” Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at […]
By |April 21st, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Why This Pollen Season Is The Worst
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Earth Week 2015: 6 Ways the Planet’s Health Matters for Yours

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Earth Week 2015: 6 Ways the Planet’s Health Matters for Yours

Intense heat waves — a result of climate change — are one of the most dangerous ways to the planet’s health affects our own, according to a new World Health Organization report that will be presented at the European Environment and Health Process in Haifa, Israel, at the end of the month. The WHO report also includes a framework for the 32 nations in Europe to address these and other health-related challenges. “Health in Europe is already suffering as a result of the effects of climate change,” the organization wrote in a press release. “The devastating floods of May 2014 in Bosnia and […]
By |April 21st, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Earth Week 2015: 6 Ways the Planet’s Health Matters for Yours
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Magazine – How a ‘Pollen Tsunami’ and Too Many Male Trees Will Make This Allergy Season a Nightmare

Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Magazine – How a ‘Pollen Tsunami’ and Too Many Male Trees Will Make This Allergy Season a Nightmare

This week, New Yorkers emerged from their darkened studio apartments, blinking and stretching, to greet their first 70-degree day since October. But as the cotton dresses and sandals are resurrected from storage, so too are the eye drops and bottles of Allegra. “Although spring is off to a slow start, now we are starting to see catch up when it comes to a massive pollen surge, the ‘double whammy’ that combines tree and grass pollen, peaking over mid spring and beyond,” said allergist Dr. Clifford Bassett, who noted “this year’s season will be one of the toughest in years. Why, exactly? Dr. […]
By |April 20th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, New York Magazine, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Magazine – How a ‘Pollen Tsunami’ and Too Many Male Trees Will Make This Allergy Season a Nightmare
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to CityLab – The Complete Guide to Fighting Seasonal Allergies Where You Live

Dr. Bassett Contributes to CityLab – The Complete Guide to Fighting Seasonal Allergies Where You Live

This year’s ranking of Spring Allergy Capitals is in, and it’s bad news yet again for allergy sufferers in the Southern half of the United States. Jackson, Mississippi, and Louisville, Kentucky, top the 2015 list of the “most challenging places to live with allergies,” published annually by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Knoxville round out the top five. What makes these cities especially allergenic? Each has its own unique cocktail of airborne allergens, of course. Tree pollen is a major culprit in seasonal allergies, and certain types of trees, such as mulberry and olive, […]
By |April 14th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CityLab, Outdoor Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to CityLab – The Complete Guide to Fighting Seasonal Allergies Where You Live
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    Dr. Cliff Bassett Reviews Allergy Season in NYC on New York CBS Local News

Dr. Cliff Bassett Reviews Allergy Season in NYC on New York CBS Local News

By |April 13th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CBS New York, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Cliff Bassett Reviews Allergy Season in NYC on New York CBS Local News
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to USA Today – Pollen’s Calling: Spring Allergy Season Finally Here

Dr. Bassett Contributes to USA Today – Pollen’s Calling: Spring Allergy Season Finally Here

The delayed allergy season in the central and eastern USA is making up for lost time as tree pollen ramps up in what’s predicted to be a harsh year for allergy sufferers. The unusually cold winter delayed the start of tree buds in the Southeast, southern Mid-Atlantic and Plains. But now, as temperatures rise, causing flowers and trees to start blooming, it could be a rough year once the pollen reaches its peak, AccuWeather meteorologist Tony Zartman said. Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2015/04/07/allergy-pollen-season/25367035/
By |April 13th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, USA Today|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to USA Today – Pollen’s Calling: Spring Allergy Season Finally Here
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Good Morning America – Allergy Season 2015: Jury Still Out On So-Called Pollen Vortex

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Good Morning America – Allergy Season 2015: Jury Still Out On So-Called Pollen Vortex

Spring has finally sprung in many places after a record-breaking winter (sorry, Boston), but you might be reaching for tissues more often than usual this year amid worries about a “pollen vortex.” Some allergists say a harsher winter means an especially bad allergy season, but the jury’s still out on whether the science backs that up. Read More: https://gma.yahoo.com/allergy-season-2015-jury-still-called-pollen-vortex-080043439–abc-news-wellness.html
By |April 10th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Good Morning America|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Good Morning America – Allergy Season 2015: Jury Still Out On So-Called Pollen Vortex