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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to SELF – Food Allergies Are Sending More and More Adults to the Hospital

Dr. Bassett Contributes to SELF – Food Allergies Are Sending More and More Adults to the Hospital

Food allergies are nothing short of terrifying—especially if they’re severe. And, unfortunately, they seem to be skyrocketing. At least that’s the takeaway from a scary new report that found that insurance claims for diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions (a life-threatening allergic reaction that can cause a person’s throat to close) have increased 377 percent across the country between 2007 and 2016. But it’s not totally clear what that jump actually means. The findings are courtesy of FAIR Health, a national non-profit that has access to 24 billion health insurance claims filed by 150 million people. Per the company’s data, claims […]
By |August 24th, 2017|Food Allergies, Self|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to SELF – Food Allergies Are Sending More and More Adults to the Hospital
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – 10 Little Ways to Keep Allergies From Ruining Your Life

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – 10 Little Ways to Keep Allergies From Ruining Your Life

If you have seasonal allergies, you know they can be a life ruiner—especially the pollen allergy symptoms. All the sneezing, wheezing, and sinus headaches can completely change your view of summer. Outdoor run? PASS. Drinks outside? Can we not? And even when you try to be careful, sometimes the symptoms will wreak havoc on your life anyway. During allergy season, pollen spores float through the air and can get all over your body, including in your eyes, Clifford W. Bassett, M.D., founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, tells SELF. He recommends investing in a pair […]
By |July 21st, 2017|Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Self|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – 10 Little Ways to Keep Allergies From Ruining Your Life
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – I Got An Air Purifier And It Literally Changed My Life

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – I Got An Air Purifier And It Literally Changed My Life

For four years, I lived on 58th street in Manhattan. My apartment was basically on the Queensborough Bridge, right where cars enter and exit. I know what you’re thinking—”How loud was that?”—and you’d have a point. In all honesty, it was pretty noisy. But as it would turn out, that was only the most obvious problem, not the most important one. I turned my A/C to the “fan” setting each night to cover up the noise and kept my double windows closed pretty much at all times. While it was annoying, I didn’t really mind, since leaving them open meant that, within a day, […]
By |May 10th, 2016|Allergy Tips, Asthma News, Self|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – I Got An Air Purifier And It Literally Changed My Life