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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – The Truth About the 2016 Spring Allergy Season

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – The Truth About the 2016 Spring Allergy Season

The spring allergy season is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to stock up on tissues, nasal spray and anything else you use to beat the incoming “pollen vortex.” A few factors, including the mostly mild winter thus far and the presence of El Niño, could mean that the 2016 spring allergy season will be bigger and badder than previous years. “In any year with an El Niño phenomenon, we expect certain areas of the country, particularly in the South, to be plagued by lots of rainfall and precipitation,” Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

One of the biggest questions families face when deciding to get a pet has to do with allergies — namely, will this particular animal give their loved ones the sniffles? A number of factors determine whether your pet is hypoallergenic or not, but the chief allergy triggers are dander and saliva. Many of the hypoallergenic breeds are hairless or shed less than their allergy-causing peers. But according to Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director Allergy & Asthma Care of New York, it’s hard to find a truly hypoallergenic pet. Read More: http://www.weather.com/health/allergy/news/allergic-pets
By |December 10th, 2015|Allergy Tips, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Are You Allergic to Your Pet?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies?

Seasonal sneezing is back: Once the weather turns slightly cooler at the end of summer, allergic rhinitis, or nasal allergies, appear in full force. In the fall, the culprit is typically ragweed, which grows across much of the country, producing as many as one billion pollen grains per plant. As winter nears and we head indoors for the year, mold can cause fall allergies, too. If this year’s season feels worse than usual, it could be more than your imagination. Across the country, allergies are becoming more severe. Read More: http://www.weather.com/health/allergy/news/worst-fall-allergy-cities-2015
By |November 4th, 2015|Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies?
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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 […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – 23 Best Plants for Allergy Sufferers

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – 23 Best Plants for Allergy Sufferers

Spring is almost here and you’ve already started to get ready for warmer weather and longer days. But before you get overzealous on the gardening and landscaping tasks, it’s important to take your pollen allergies into consideration. Before you scrap all plans to create a beautiful yard, Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told weather.com about some ways to make your garden allergy-friendly. He advises organizing your garden so that the plants that produce the most pollen are farthest from any entrance to the home. However, if you don’t want to […]
By |April 9th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – 23 Best Plants for Allergy Sufferers
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Which City Is the Worst for Spring Allergies?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Which City Is the Worst for Spring Allergies?

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s annual ranking of the worst cities for people with spring allergies is out, and once again, the Southeastern United States appears to fare worst, thanks to a combination of warm weather and pollen counts. But as there are more than 45 million Americans who have pollen and/or grass allergies, no region is really safe from the season, Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York and an ambassador for the AAFA, told weather.com. One in five people has the “allergic gene,” which means that even if you […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – 8 Gardening Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – 8 Gardening Hacks That Will Change Your Life

The spring pollen season brings a lot of stress for the millions of Americans who spend their days sneezing and sniffling. And one task in particular — gardening — can cause a significant amount of misery becuase of the proximity to pollen producers it requires. With that in mind, Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, put together a list of gardening tips for his patients so they can decrease their exposure to the popular allergen. Read More: http://www.weather.com/health/allergy/news/gardening-tips-allergies#/1
By |March 23rd, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – 8 Gardening Hacks That Will Change Your Life
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Why This Allergy Season Will Be The Worst

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Why This Allergy Season Will Be The Worst

Every year without a doubt you probably hear these fearful words: “It’s going to be the worst allergy season ever.” Is it just a scare tactic or is there something to it? This year, science can back up the popular claim. “There’s a couple factors,” Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told weather.com. “One is the rising long term increase in carbon dioxide and its effect on increased production of pollen,” and another is what he calls “the priming effect.” Read More: http://www.weather.com/health/allergy/news/worst-allergy-season-ever
By |March 4th, 2015|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Media, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – Why This Allergy Season Will Be The Worst
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    Dr. Bassett Comments on Allergies in Top 10 Environmental Health Stories of 2014

Dr. Bassett Comments on Allergies in Top 10 Environmental Health Stories of 2014

Ebola, Water Quality and Allergies are among the top 10 environmental health stories of 2014.“We’ve had record warm days, and as of result of that, greater healthier plants pollinating, record pollen counts and so forth,” he said of 2014. It also makes reactive plants, such as poison ivy, grow faster and become more toxic, he added.  Read Dr. Bassett’s take on allergies here.