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'Tis the Season to be Sneezing: How and Why We Sneeze During Allergy Season


The New York Times marked the arrival of allergy season with a short piece about the science of sneezing, featuring Weill Cornell Medicine’s Dr. William Reisacher, an ear, nose and throat specialist.

Dr. Reisacher, an associate professor of otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an associate attending otolaryngologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, explained what happens when we sneeze and why city dwellers can’t escape pollen, even if they avoid the suburbs.

Read Dr. Reisacher's answers to the New York Times'  questions about allergies and sneezing here.