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

Kids' Hearing Tests Are Fun!

Posted by admin on Jun 8, 2017 12:25:41 PM

There are many times children have their hearing evaluated. The most common are the screenings that children have in the hospital when they're newborn, screenings at pediatrician's well visit physicals, and in school. In our offices, there are several reasons our ENT physicians request a hearing test for their young patients. They may want to see how ear infections may be affecting hearing to determine the best possible treatment options. They may want a retest to see how hearing has improved following treatment. In addition, we may be evaluating concerns over hearing loss when nothing may be obvious from looking in the ears.

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Topics: Audiology

Gummy Bear Breast Implants. Are They Right For Me?

Posted by admin on Jun 1, 2017 10:06:30 AM

Once you’ve decided to get breast augmentation surgery and have consulted with your doctor as to the size and shape that work best for you, one of the next big decisions is what type of implant to get, saline or silicone. You may have heard about “Gummy Bear” implants. Some refer to them as “The Future of Breast Implants” or “The Next Best Thing In Breast Augmentation.” So what are they, and why are they trending?

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Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, plastic surgery

What To Do About Those Ugly Spider Veins

Posted by admin on May 24, 2017 2:31:07 PM

You may be noticing tiny little blue/purple veins appear on your legs thighs, calves, and ankles. We call them spider veins. In some women, spider veins become noticeable at a young age. For others, the veins may not become obvious until much later. Either way, many women find them unsightly. Spider veins are not the same as varicose veins. Varicose veins are larger blood vessels that have become swollen and twisted. They are larger, dark blue and stick out from the skin.  There are a number of reasons spider veins start appearing and several way to treat them.

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Topics: Blog, Dermatology

Eardrum Damage From A Perforated Eardrum

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on May 18, 2017 10:42:30 AM

 

The eardrum is a thin membrane that separates the ear canal from the middle ear where the bones of hearing are located. It transmits sound waves to the bones of hearing. One way the eardrum can be damaged is due to a perforation, which is the same as a ruptured eardrum or a hole in the eardrum.

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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

How Do I Know If I’m Allergic To Something?

Posted by admin on May 10, 2017 10:31:26 AM

 

Many people experience allergy symptoms in the spring and fall. But allergic reactions to foods, pets and environmental factors can happen all year long. The key to avoiding allergic reactions is knowing what may be causing them – if it is an allergy at all. But finding the source of an allergic reaction can be challenging.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma

Don’t Scrimp On Care When Buying Hearing Aids

Posted by admin on May 3, 2017 3:24:16 PM

 

It’s estimated that only 20% of the people with a hearing loss that impacts their communication use hearing aids! Many people are leery of getting hearing aids because they worry they may not like them. It’s not uncommon for someone who has purchased hearing aids to keep them sitting in a drawer. One important thing to remember about hearing aids is that they are customized for you. Where you get your hearing aids is crucial to the success you have when wearing them.

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Topics: Audiology

How To Heal A Sprained Finger

Posted by admin on Apr 27, 2017 10:14:33 AM

 Busy people and athletes often get sprained fingers. A sprain happens when there is an injury to the tissues surrounding and supporting a joint. The ligaments that connect the bones together are strong structures that prevent a joint from going into an abnormal position. The capsule is less strong and acts to seal the joint from the other tissues. 

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Topics: Hand Surgery