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    Dr. Bassett on CBS This Morning – How to deal with increasing threat of poison ivy

Dr. Bassett on CBS This Morning – How to deal with increasing threat of poison ivy

Link to Video: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/how-to-deal-with-increasing-threat-of-poison-ivy/
By |June 10th, 2015|CBS News, Plant Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS This Morning – How to deal with increasing threat of poison ivy

9 Ways To Have Allergy-Free Holidays

In this helpful Fox News article, Dr. Bassett breaks down the  9 Ways To Have Allergy-Free Holidays.  You should be sure to read it carefully and more importantly, take action on these tips to ensure the minimization of allergy triggers for you and family and friends who come to visit!  Read the article.

What is an allergist?

An allergist refers to a doctor that specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment as well as management of asthma and other disorders that are related to the immune system. To be an allergist, one must go through years of academic and professional training. That is, four years in college, four years in medical school, three years of residency training in pediatrics or internal medicine as well as a two to three year fellowship in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology. They must conclude with passing a difficult exam before they […]

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 … […]

Dr Bassett Discusses Spring Pollen Onslaught with ABC News Meteorologist Jeff Smith

New York moves up in worst cities for allergies list. ABC News Meteorologist Jeff Smith explains why with Dr Clifford Bassett.
By |April 1st, 2014|ABC News, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett Discusses Spring Pollen Onslaught with ABC News Meteorologist Jeff Smith

Dr Bassett on CBS This Morning Show

Dr. Clifford Bassett, the medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, joined “CBS This Morning” to discuss the how to survive what could be a brutal spring. He told the co-hosts that experts can already predict the severity of the allergy season. “Precipitation, all that rain and snow, record temperatures, a lot of good stuff for those root systems of trees […]
By |March 20th, 2014|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CBS News, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett on CBS This Morning Show

10 Houseplants To Help ‘Clean’ Your Home

Believe it or not, there are 10 common houseplants that can actually help “clean” your home! Studies show many common, indoor plants serve as natural “air cleaners,” using their leaves, roots and bacteria from their soil to rid the indoor environment of toxins present in the air, including benzene (found in tobacco smoke) and formaldehyde (a common indoor chemical that may irritate your eyes, nose and throat), among others. Americans spend a lot of money each year on dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air filters to help relieve their allergies. But by simply adding some […]
By |October 12th, 2013|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, FOX News, Indoor Allergies, Plant Allergies|Comments Off on 10 Houseplants To Help ‘Clean’ Your Home

Dr Bassett on CBS New York Regarding Bad Ragweed Season

Many Suffering From Bad Ragweed Season. CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports.  
By |September 19th, 2013|Allergy News, CBS News, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett on CBS New York Regarding Bad Ragweed Season

Dr Bassett on Pack an Anti-Allergy Summer Kit

I’m here today to talk a little bit about what you should include in an anti-allergy summer kit. Nasal and sinus allergies can cause a lot of misery, especially during the summer when peak pollen levels can be quite high. Let’s review some essential items that you should have available this summer for effective anti-allergy control. Nasal Saline Solutions Nasal saline solutions, either a dropper bottle or a neti-pot can really assist in keeping your sinuses and […]
By |August 25th, 2013|About.com, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett on Pack an Anti-Allergy Summer Kit

Dr Bassett on Tips for Avoiding Pollen

Today, I’d like to provide you with some helpful tips for avoiding allergy misery from exposure to pesky pollens during the summer months. Be aware of the pollen count and know what pollens you may be allergic to by simple in-office allergy skin tests, so you can plan ahead for summer outdoor activities. Pollen Counts Lower by Water As pollen counts are typically lower by a body of water, take your vacation at such places as beaches, rivers or […]
By |August 24th, 2013|About.com, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Dr Bassett on Tips for Avoiding Pollen