Molluscum Contagiosum Causes and Symptoms

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2017 2:49:19 PM

There are many kinds of skin conditions, but none may be as misunderstood as molluscum contagiosum. While the virus is benign, the small, round, firm bumps all over the skin can cause alarm, especially when you see it on your child. Although this is a common childhood virus, many parents know little about it. Below are some important things to know.

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Topics: Dermatology

Don't Let Scars Get You Down. You Can Remove Them.

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2017 8:25:19 AM

Dog bites, bike falls, burns from a hot grill...facial scars can result from many causes. Cuts or a scrapes from traumatic incidents can cause a scar. A burn, either from scalding hot water or contact with hot metal, can also permanently deform the skin. But having a scar does not have to permanently mar your face or other part of your body. Scars can be removed or revised by a competent plastic surgeon.

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Topics: Blog, plastic surgery

ASC Welcomes New Allergist, Neetu Godhwani

Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2017 1:51:02 PM

Advanced Specialty Care will be augmenting its allergy and asthma specialty care with the addition of Dr. Neetu Godhwani. Godhwani recently completed her Fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. She will be practicing out of the Norwalk, Danbury and New Milford offices.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma

Do This To Avoid A Golf Injury To Your Hand Or Wrist

Posted by admin on Jul 26, 2017 11:45:54 AM

No matter how good you may be at golf (we know it takes time!) anyone can get a hand or wrist injury from playing the game. The golf swing is a complex, coordinated series of motions (but you already know that!). While poor technique can cause golf injuries, many are caused by overuse. Sometimes, but less often, injuries are caused by a single direct blow, such as hitting a tree root.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery

The Deal With Thyroid Nodules

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2017 12:17:54 PM

If you have been diagnosed with thyroid nodules or think you may have them, don't panic. Studies have shown thyroid nodules to be very common and large majorities are not cancerous. Although less than 10 percent ever become felt during a physical exam, up to 68 percent of the population can have one revealed on high-definition ultrasound. It is more common for women to develop these nodules than men, as most women will develop a thyroid nodule by the time they are 50 years old. 

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Topics: Ear, Nose & Throat

Hearing Aids Help You Stay Active

Posted by admin on Jul 12, 2017 4:05:40 PM

Did you know that about 20 percent of Americans, 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss? Many people are affected by their loss of hearing, however there is a solution. If you think hearing loss is slowing you down, don't panic just yet. There is a way to continue doing the things you love while enjoying them at the same time. 

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Topics: Audiology

Hello Summer, Hello Summer Allergies

Posted by admin on Jul 6, 2017 11:03:17 AM

If you live in Connecticut, you know how long and chilly those winters can be. For many of us, spring and summertime offer a warm welcome to better weather and more time spent outside. However, for those who suffer from allergies, spring and summer mean it is time to say hello to allergy season and those irritating symptoms. 

Seasonal allergies can have a big impact on your quality of life during this time of year and may keep you from wanting to be outside. Since the last thing you want to be is stuck inside during nice weather, it is important to take steps to avoid allergies in order to have fewer symptoms and a decreased need for medications. 

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma

The Powerless Finger: Mallet Finger

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2017 2:02:46 PM

You try to straighten your finger and a once simple, easy task has become impossible. This may be a result of mallet finger. Also known as "baseball finger", mallet finger is an injury to the tendon that straightens your finger (the extensor tendon) and affects its strength. 

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Topics: Hand Surgery

What to Do About Those Age Spots on Your Hands

Posted by admin on Jun 21, 2017 3:22:02 PM

You look down at your hands and notice small brown spots covering your skin. What could this be? Well, these spots are typically caused by aging and sun exposure. Also known as age spots, brown spots on the hands can be treated in order to lighten their appearance, depending on the severity. 

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Topics: Skincare & Laser

What To Expect With An Allergy Skin Test

Posted by admin on Jun 15, 2017 2:01:10 PM

If you feel you are experiencing certain symptoms such as inflammation, skin reactions and or respiratory problems, you may be in need for allergy skin testing.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma