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How to Allergy Proof Your Home

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Mar 29, 2019 2:53:12 PM

If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, they may be caused or aggravated by allergens in your home such as mold, dust mites, pet dander and even pollen. Allergy medications may help relieve the symptoms, but removing irritants from your home is a much more effective way to stop your stuffy nose, itchy eyes, shortness of breath and other allergy symptoms.

Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce allergens in your home!

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Meet the Provider: Sarah Tullo, Dermatology APRN

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Mar 22, 2019 4:04:13 PM
Get to know Sarah Tullo, Dermatology APRN at Advanced Specialty Care! 
We are thrilled to have Dermatology APRN, Sarah Tullo on our team of expert Dermatology providers at ASC! Sarah has an extensive background in primary care and pediatrics where she previously provided much needed dermatology care at a community health center. 
In this blog, she opens up about what led  her to pursue a career practicing Dermatology and also shares her interests and passions outside of medicine.
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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Blog, Dermatology, News & Events, Sarah Tullo, APRN

ASC Winter 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Mar 15, 2019 4:11:03 PM

Stay up-to-date on the latest practice news delivered to your inbox with special offers, announcements, upcoming events and more!

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Topics: Audiology, Allergy & Asthma, Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dermatology, News & Events

What is Tongue Tie or Ankyloglossia?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Mar 8, 2019 4:51:56 PM

Tongue-tie in medical terminology is called Ankyloglossia and it’s a condition that some babies are born with. In tongue tie there’s a band of tissue called the frenulum that extends from the floor of the mouth to the under surface of the tongue. This band may restrict the normal movement of the tongue. The degree of interference it causes determines the need to treat it.

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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction with truSculpt iD

Posted by admin on Mar 1, 2019 3:35:00 PM

Your Summer Body Starts with truSculpt iD at Advanced Specialty!

Summer bodies are made in the winter and what better way to get beach ready than with truSculpt iD, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment?

truSculpt iD is clinically proven to eliminate fat cells in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms and more! If you diet and exercise but still have areas of stubborn fat, truSculpt® iD may be right for you and it takes as little as one 15-minute treatment in our Norwalk, CT office, personalized to your individual needs.

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dermatology, News & Events, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C, Heather Colon, Dr. Kenneth Egan, Dr. Rand Werbitt

ASC Welcomes Sarah Tullo, APRN and Michelle Grosso, PA-C

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 22, 2019 5:31:14 PM

We are pleased to welcome two new providers to Advanced Specialty Care's team of specialists!

Michelle Grosso, PA-C is an accomplished plastic surgery Physician Assistant. She attended Cornell University Medical College where she completed the Physician Assistant Program. Michelle is Board Certified and certified with a special recognition in surgery by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In addition to her plastic surgery background both in and out of the operating room, she is highly skilled and experienced with sclerotherapy for treating spider veins. 

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dermatology

Wedding Skincare Guide for Glowing Skin

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 14, 2019 2:55:06 PM

There’s a lot to coordinate when planning your wedding! You need secure a venue, make the guest list, find the perfect shoes and prepare your skin. Yes, your skin should be included in your wedding planning. It takes time to achieve that perfect glow for your wedding day!

Wedding day skincare should start when you are starting to make your guest list – around 10-12 months out from your wedding date. Skin concerns such as acne and brown spots take time to improve and injections such as Botox and fillers should be done a few months out so there is room for tweaks, especially if it is your first-time getting injections.  

Don’t worry though, we’ve put together a simple guide to help you glow on your big day! 

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

Complications of Strep Throat

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 8, 2019 1:54:24 PM

Chances are that you or your child has had Strep throat at one point or another but did you know that if left untreated, it can cause complications? Though rare, complications of Strep throat can be very serious. 

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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe

Understanding Dupuytren's Contracture

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 1, 2019 3:32:09 PM

Characterized by thick cords or nodules on the palm of the hand or fingers, Dupuytren's disease, or "Dupuytren's Contracture", is caused by the buildup of collagen and development of new tissues in the hand. Dupuytren's is most common in Caucasian men with a Northern European or Anglo-Saxon background as well as anyone with a family history of the disease.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam

Are Food Allergies Only a Problem for Children?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 24, 2019 2:16:35 PM

Food allergies have often been thought of as a childhood affliction but a recent study reveals this isn't necessarily the case.

The study, reported on by Dr. Ruchi Gupta and her colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, involved collecting food allergy survey results from over 40,000 adults and the data revealed some surprising information.

According to the results, 10.8% of the 40,000 adults surveyed reported symptoms consistent with food allergy and an additional 8.2% believed they had some type of food allergy, however their symptoms suggested other causes. This means that one out of every five adults has some type of food related symptoms that are causing them to avoid specific foods. The most common foods causing allergies in this survey were shellfish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts and fish. 

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell