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    Dr Bassett Recommends Pet Allergy Relief Strategies on CNN News Report

Dr Bassett Recommends Pet Allergy Relief Strategies on CNN News Report

Allergies: For love of pets, and their owners by Elizabeth Landau, CNN In a new report by Elizabeth Landau of CNN, Dr Clifford Bassett recommends some allergy relief strtaegies for allegic pet owners. Here is an excerpt: Allergists such as Dr. Clifford Bassett, director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York and ACAAI fellow, understand the plight of the allergic pet-lover. There are several lifestyle modifications that can provide some relief, he said. Bassett recommends getting a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorption) air filter, which can suck up irritating particles from dogs and cats, […]
By |March 15th, 2014|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CNN Health, Pet Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett Recommends Pet Allergy Relief Strategies on CNN News Report

When Your Humidifier Can Be Bad For Your Health

CNN Health —  If you’ve ever lived in a dry climate, chances are you’ve had a humidifier in your house at some point. Legend has it they need to be cleaned from time to time. Really cleaned, as in a proper, follow-all-of-the-instructions type of cleaning. And that makes sense. It really does. After all, a humidifier is a device that holds water and vaporizes it into the air, and you end up breathing that vapor. You wouldn’t drink coffee from a coffee machine containing month-old water, would you? But just how often — […]
By |March 4th, 2014|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CNN Health|Comments Off on When Your Humidifier Can Be Bad For Your Health

Dr Bassett on Recent Peanut Allergy Death

Peanut allergy kills teen despite epinephrine injections By Elizabeth Landau, CNN (CNN) — Friday was the last night at summer camp for Natalie Giorgi. The 13-year-old took a bite of a dessert but spit it out because something didn’t seem right. Later that evening, she was pronounced dead. Natalie died of a severe allergic reaction to peanut butter, CNN affiliate KXTV reported. Her sudden death in California is especially alarming for the food allergy community because, […]
By |July 31st, 2013|Allergy News, CNN Health, Food Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett on Recent Peanut Allergy Death

Ah-Choo! 4 Questions for the Allergist

By Dr. Clifford Bassett, Special to CNN (CNN) — With allergy season in full swing, sufferers are looking to reduce their pesky and irritating symptoms. But what really works, and what doesn’t? Here are some tips about finding relief: Q: Can a spoonful of honey build immunity to seasonal pollens? A: Many allergy sufferers have heard this one before, but sadly, the facts seem to indicate otherwise. Dr. Clifford Bassett Here’s why: Bees love the larger flowers, resulting in more pollen sticking to the plants and not traveling in the air. Any of the pollen that does get airborne tends not to be […]
By |April 25th, 2013|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CNN Health, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Ah-Choo! 4 Questions for the Allergist

Dr. Bassett Contributes to CNN Health Report: Don’t let allergies stop you from traveling

CNN Health Report by By Elizabeth Landau, CNN   (CNN) — I’m the annoying person in the restaurant who needs to know specific ingredients in whatever I’m eating. I’m also the one wearing a hooded sweat shirt so pollen won’t get in my hair. Allergies, both to particular foods and pollens, have been bothering me my whole life. Food allergies, which affect a growing number of Americans, can lead to life-threatening reactions. Environmental allergies cause a lot of sinus discomfort.  But I try not to let all of this totally derail my love of travel, and you shouldn’t either. Here are some tips I’ve gathered […]
By |April 24th, 2013|Allergy News, CNN Health, Food Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to CNN Health Report: Don’t let allergies stop you from traveling

Dr Bassett Contributes to CNN Health Report on Allergy Bullying

Allergy bullying: When food is a weapon By Elizabeth Landau, CNN (CNN) — In kindergarten, Owen Kellogg came home sobbing one day because another boy at school had told him that he had a peanut, and that he was going to force Owen to eat it. Owen, now 7, is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, said his mother, Haylee Kellogg of Cedar Hills, Utah. In reality, the taunting boy did not have a peanut, but Owen didn’t know that — he just knew that eating a peanut could make him stop breathing. It’s […]
By |January 7th, 2013|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CNN Health, Food Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett Contributes to CNN Health Report on Allergy Bullying