News

  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Fox News – How to protect yourself from Zika virus

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Fox News – How to protect yourself from Zika virus

Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism, according to the American Mosquito Control Association. As Zika virus spreads across Latin America and the Caribbean, it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself. The Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, and chiefly transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. It was first reported in humans in 1950s. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and that as many as four million people could be infected by the end of 2016. There is no current vaccine to […]
By |February 1st, 2016|FOX News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Fox News – How to protect yourself from Zika virus
  • Permalink Gallery

    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?
  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – In Search Of The Perfect Christmas Tree? Experts Offer Advice On Freshness, And Allergies

Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – In Search Of The Perfect Christmas Tree? Experts Offer Advice On Freshness, And Allergies

By |December 1st, 2015|Allergy Tips, CBS New York|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – In Search Of The Perfect Christmas Tree? Experts Offer Advice On Freshness, And Allergies
  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Sorry, There’s No Such Thing As A Hypoallergenic Dog Breed

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Sorry, There’s No Such Thing As A Hypoallergenic Dog Breed

Sorry to break it to you, but if you’re a dog-lover who’s allergic to pets, a hypoallergenic dog breed isn’t going to help much, since they technically don’t exist. “Contrary to the many marketing claims made to appeal to people with allergies to pets, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog,” Franklin D. McMillan, a veterinarian and director of well-being studies at Best Friends Animal Society, told The Huffington Post in an email. “People can be allergic to anything, although for any one person certain animal species, breeds and even individuals may trigger fewer allergy symptoms than others,” he […]
By |November 30th, 2015|Allergy Tips, HuffPost|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Sorry, There’s No Such Thing As A Hypoallergenic Dog Breed
  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett on The Insider – Blindspot Star Jamie Alexander Allergic to Her Fake Tattoos

Dr. Bassett on The Insider – Blindspot Star Jamie Alexander Allergic to Her Fake Tattoos

By |November 19th, 2015|Skin Allergies, The Insider|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on The Insider – Blindspot Star Jamie Alexander Allergic to Her Fake Tattoos
  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – 7 Science-Backed Reasons Having A Beard Is Good For You

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – 7 Science-Backed Reasons Having A Beard Is Good For You

Sporting a beard is arguably the most polarizing grooming choice a man can make. Whether you wear foot-long facial hair with pride or shave as soon as signs of a 5 o’clock shadow emerge, chances are you’ve received feedback on the state of your chin. But facial hair takes on a whole new meaning this month as men let themselves grow in honor of No-Shave November, the non-profit campaign to promote awareness of men’s cancers. The goal is to “grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free,” according to the organization’s website. You can donate the […]
By |November 4th, 2015|HuffPost|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – 7 Science-Backed Reasons Having A Beard Is Good For You
  • Permalink Gallery

    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?
  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – Children less likely to develop asthma if raised in home with dogs

Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – Children less likely to develop asthma if raised in home with dogs

Talk about man’s best friend! A new study reveals that kids raised in a home with dogs are less likely to develop asthma. The journal JAMA Pediatrics’ study of more than 1 million Swedish children also applies to kids who grew up on a farm with animals. But children surrounded by dogs did even better than their agrarian pals; they were 15% less likely to later develop asthma than those who did not live with dogs.   Read More: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/children-asthma-dogs-home-article-1.2422209
By |November 3rd, 2015|Asthma News, New York Daily News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – Children less likely to develop asthma if raised in home with dogs
  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Can Food Allergies Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing Asthma?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Can Food Allergies Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing Asthma?

Q: My 6-year-old son has food allergies and now also seems to be coughing a lot during the night (long after he’s eaten). Could he be developing asthma? How can we know and what are the next steps?  Dr. Bassett: You are right to be concerned. A history of atopy or allergy, including to food, increases the risk for other allergic conditions, such as asthma. And it’s possible that your son is experiencing nocturnal asthma, which refers to symptoms… Read More: http://allergicliving.com/2015/10/19/can-food-allergies-put-you-at-a-higher-risk-of-developing-asthma/
By |October 20th, 2015|Allergic Living, Asthma News, Food Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Can Food Allergies Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing Asthma?
  • Permalink Gallery

    Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non-food treats for kids with allergies on Halloween

Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non-food treats for kids with allergies on Halloween

hat’s the idea of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a no-candy initiative for Halloween ghosts and goblins who happen to have food allergies. Homeowners are encouraged to offer non-candy alternatives like toys, stickers and glow sticks — then place a teal painted pumpkin outside their homes to promote the effort. But some parents think organizers are out of their gourds. “It seems kind of stupid. I mean, If I have a peanut allergy and I get candy with peanuts in it, I just don’t eat them,” says one commenter on a Yappi.com forum called “How many people on here hate the Teal […]
By |October 9th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, New York Daily News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non-food treats for kids with allergies on Halloween