ASC Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by admin on Oct 19, 2017 12:05:47 PM

It’s estimated that more than 250,000 women and 2,470 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.* It is the most common form of cancer in women along with skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 Connecticut was among the highest state in the nation for incidence rates of breast cancer at 142 per 100,000. 

To celebrate survivors and raise awareness and funding for research, ASC has been commemorating the month for the past seven years. This year was no different and we offered several ways for both our staff and patients to participate, raising nearly $400.

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Topics: General Surgery, Blog

How Do You Conduct A Hearing Test For Babies?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Oct 11, 2017 2:29:41 PM

All babies born in Connecticut hospitals, and most other states in the U.S., have hearing screenings shortly after birth. It is possible to measure parts of a baby's hearing even a few hours after they are born. There are two ways this is accomplished, either with Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) or Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR.)

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Topics: Audiology, Blog

Treating Food Allergies Through Oral Immunotherapy

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2017 3:57:46 PM

If you have a food allergy, you’re not alone. Food allergies affect 15 million Americans. And that rate has been increasing. Food allergies are no laughing matter, for some, they are life-threatening. About 150 Americans, usually adolescents and young adults, die annually from anaphylaxis brought on by a food allergy. The traditional approach to food allergies is to avoid the food you’re allergic to, and keeping medication around in case there’s an emergency. But there is an alternative approach that is becoming more common: Oral immunotherapy.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Chemical Peels: Get Rid Of Wrinkles Around Eyes Without Surgery

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2017 10:23:26 AM

 

If you want to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, but don’t want cosmetic surgery, consider chemical peels. Chemical peels help reduce the appearance of those lines and wrinkles, smooth the skin texture, and help with hydration, firming your skin. 

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Topics: Skincare & Laser

Where Do Warts Come From?

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2017 11:03:34 AM

Warts, ugh! They are considered unsightly and ugly - commonly associated with witches and kissing frogs. If you a wart or two pops up somewhere on your body, you are not unusual. Warts are the most common viral infections that doctors see in their dermatology office.

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Topics: Dermatology

10 Things You Need To Know About Buttock Augmentation

Posted by admin on Sep 14, 2017 11:56:48 AM

The perceptions of what the ideal female form should be have changed over the years. Recently, celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have popularized the idea of having a more voluptuous, curvy buttocks area. This trend has led to more people seeking to enhance their buttocks. One of the safest and most popular ways to accomplish this is by taking fat from unwanted areas and injecting it into the buttocks, fat transfer (grafting).

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Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, plastic surgery

That Growth In Your Ear May Be A Cholesteatoma

Posted by admin on Sep 6, 2017 1:08:17 PM

Experiencing ear pain or drainage? It may be from a growth in your ear. Skin growing in your ear in a place it should not, in the middle section of your ear behind the eardrum, is what’s known as a cholesteatoma. You can be born with one, or they can develop later in life. They are not cancerous and treatable. Here's some more information about this condition you may have never heard of.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

What Causes Asthma?

Posted by admin on Sep 1, 2017 3:39:08 PM

It’s estimated that more than 26 million Americans are affected by asthma - and this number is on the rise, especially among children. Asthma is one of the leading causes of absence from school and work. Asthma-related costs in the US are estimated to be $60 billion annually. If left untreated or misdiagnosed, asthma can be fatal (approximately 3,300 people die from asthma each year).

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Hearing Loss and Memory

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Aug 22, 2017 4:35:13 PM

Did you know that hearing affects much more than just our ears and our social life? Over the past few years, multiple studies have emerged highlighting how hearing, cognition, and memory are linked – and how hearing loss is not an inconsequential part of aging.

Most of the focus with hearing and hearing loss is on the ears and mechanisms within them. In actuality, we really “hear” with our brain! Our brain does the majority of the work in processing what we hear- our ears are the mechanism to get the sounds there.

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Topics: Audiology, Blog

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