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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Bustle – Does Sleeping With A Fan On Make You Sick? The Common Cold Is Caused By More Than Just Being Cold

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Bustle – Does Sleeping With A Fan On Make You Sick? The Common Cold Is Caused By More Than Just Being Cold

We’ve officially reached the peak of summer, which means two things: one, we can begin our countdown to autumn (yes, already). Two, it is very, very hot outside almost everywhere. This summer has, so far, brought record high temperatures to most of the world, and that doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. Dealing with the heat during the day is one thing, but dealing with it at night? That’s when things get insufferable. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to fall asleep when you’re sweating profusely and sticking to your sheets. We can’t all afford air conditioners, and sometimes need to make due […]
By |July 31st, 2018|Bustle, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Bustle – Does Sleeping With A Fan On Make You Sick? The Common Cold Is Caused By More Than Just Being Cold
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Post – These are the grossest spots in your hotel room

Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Post – These are the grossest spots in your hotel room

It can be hard to relax on vacation when you imagine that your hotel room is a petri dish of previous guests’ germy discards, even if there aren’t the usual telltale signs of uncleanliness. Here, germ experts give us all the grody details — and the best ways to protect yourself while hitting the road this summer. Shower surfaces The hotel tub is teeming with existing bacteria, so it’s best to skip the bath and limit exposure by showering. “Keep in mind there’s a that forms over time in the tub and that holds organisms,” says Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and […]
By |May 29th, 2018|Indoor Allergies, New York Post|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Post – These are the grossest spots in your hotel room
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    Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Warning: Some Over-The-Counter, Popular Nasal Sprays May Be Addictive

Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Warning: Some Over-The-Counter, Popular Nasal Sprays May Be Addictive

A warning Thursday for the many people using over-the-counter nasal sprays: One type has to be used very carefully. It can actually make your nasal stuffiness worse and create serious problems, including addiction. We’re in prime allergy season, so millions of people are using nasal sprays to relieve stuffiness. They are very effective and safe when used as directed, and that’s the key, because they can have some surprising side effects. Whether it’s all the pollen in the air during spring allergy season, or just a plain old head cold, nasal congestion is one of the most […]
By |May 25th, 2018|Allergy Tips, CBS New York|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Warning: Some Over-The-Counter, Popular Nasal Sprays May Be Addictive
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    Dr. Reenal Patel Contributes to Medium.com – The allergist with a nurturing and inclusive approach to caring for children

Dr. Reenal Patel Contributes to Medium.com – The allergist with a nurturing and inclusive approach to caring for children

We always lived with members of my extended family. Basically throughout my childhood, a cousin or an uncle was always on their way to somewhere and our house in Tampa was a pit stop along the way, which was really cool. Our home life consisted of a joint family. My dad has three brothers and one sister, and borders were porous. Now we’ve spread out but only a little — three uncles live within 15 minutes of each other, and everybody still hangs out with everybody. As for how medicine came into my life, one of my dad’s brothers lived with us […]
By |May 24th, 2018|Medium|Comments Off on Dr. Reenal Patel Contributes to Medium.com – The allergist with a nurturing and inclusive approach to caring for children
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Forget allergy shots. Try allergy toothpaste

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Forget allergy shots. Try allergy toothpaste

Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re spending several weeks writing about allergies—what they are, how they manifest, and how we can find relief. This is PopSci’sAllergic Reaction. Allergies are unpleasant. Just ask anyone who equates the advent of spring with a runny nose or the presence of a cute puppy with itchy eyes. Unfortunately, most allergy treatments—which tend to involve lots and lots of needles—are as unpleasant as the […]
By |May 17th, 2018|Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Popular Science|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Forget allergy shots. Try allergy toothpaste
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – What’s the difference between indoor and outdoor allergies?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – What’s the difference between indoor and outdoor allergies?

Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re spending several weeks writing about allergies—what they are, how they manifest, and how we can find relief. This is PopSci’s Allergic Reaction. The allergy aisle is filled with products purporting to be your springtime savior. “All day relief!” “Non-drowsy!” “Indoor and outdoor!” But wait, hang on—are indoor and outdoor allergens really that different? “I assure you, your immune system doesn’t discriminate whether you are sensitive to a grass, […]
By |May 17th, 2018|Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Popular Science|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – What’s the difference between indoor and outdoor allergies?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes EcoWatch – Pollen Explosion Video Goes Viral as Climate Change Lengthens Allergy Season

Dr. Bassett Contributes EcoWatch – Pollen Explosion Video Goes Viral as Climate Change Lengthens Allergy Season

A video posted to Facebook on Monday, in which a tree tapped by a frontloader releases a massive cloud of pollen, has gone viral, resonating with viewers in what experts say is an especially bad allergy season, partly because of climate change. The video was taken by Eric Henderson of Millville, New Jersey, who drove the frontloader that released the pollen cloud, ABC News reported Wednesday. His wife, Jennifer, posted it on Facebook, where it has gotten more than five million views. “When my husband said the pollen’s bad, I probably should’ve taken his word for it. Crazy!” Henderson wrote. The video’s popularity comes as the American […]
By |May 14th, 2018|EcoWatch, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes EcoWatch – Pollen Explosion Video Goes Viral as Climate Change Lengthens Allergy Season
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to WRCB TV – ‘Allergy explosion’ across much of the country linked to climate change

Dr. Bassett Contributes to WRCB TV – ‘Allergy explosion’ across much of the country linked to climate change

The spring allergy season is hitting much of the country especially hard — and researchers are blaming climate change for more intense pollen counts. There’s been a spike in the number of people suffering seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, for the first time, and people in the northwest and southwest are getting the worst of it, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Not only are more people experiencing the symptoms of burning, itchy eyes and runny nose or congestion, allergy seasons overall — including spring and fall — are lasting […]
By |May 14th, 2018|Outdoor Allergies, WRCB TV|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to WRCB TV – ‘Allergy explosion’ across much of the country linked to climate change
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to York Daily Record – Allergies bothering you? York is the 5th highest pollen hot spot in U.S.

Dr. Bassett Contributes to York Daily Record – Allergies bothering you? York is the 5th highest pollen hot spot in U.S.

If you feel like your allergies are worse in York County right now, you’re not wrong. Tree pollen is so high here that York is considered the fifth-highest pollen hot spot in the country, according to The Weather Channel. Besting the York area in the first four spots are Kansas City; Lincoln, Nebraska; Springfield, Missouri; and Dayton, Ohio. Friday is considered a “very high” pollen day in York and much of the week ahead is expected to be “high.” The “very high” level of pollen has dropped local breathing conditions from great or good to “fair,” according […]
By |May 14th, 2018|Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, York Daily Record|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to York Daily Record – Allergies bothering you? York is the 5th highest pollen hot spot in U.S.
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Bustle – Climate Change Affects Your Allergies In These Frustrating Ways, A New Study Shows

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Bustle – Climate Change Affects Your Allergies In These Frustrating Ways, A New Study Shows

If you’ve noticed your spring allergies seem a little more…shall we say, enthusiastic, this year, you’re not alone. According to recently released data from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the misery we’re witnessing right now is an “allergy explosion” of not just longer-lasting allergy seasons in spring (and fall, unfortunately), but also an increase in the number of people suffering from allergies, NBC News reported. If the fact that this allergy season seems to be worse than ever doesn’t surprise you, try this on for size: The academy believes it may actually be climate change affecting your allergies. Dr. […]
By |May 14th, 2018|Bustle, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Bustle – Climate Change Affects Your Allergies In These Frustrating Ways, A New Study Shows