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Why Do My Ears Pop on Planes?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on May 10, 2019 3:27:27 PM

Many people have difficulty equalizing pressure in their ears while flying. If your ears don’t equalize, it’s usually on plane landing. Some only experience a fullness or pressure in their ears. Others have pain and hearing loss. In most individuals the pressure equalizes shortly after landing. In some it may persist for much longer.

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

ASC Spring 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Apr 12, 2019 3:04:44 PM

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

In this newsletter, take advantage of $100 off your first Botox treatment with our Spring special, learn about the warning signs of skin cancer, RSVP for Dr. Soni's upcoming cosmetic surgery seminar and more!

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

Sinus Trouble: Controlling and Treating Your Symptoms

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Apr 5, 2019 4:18:53 PM

More than 28 million adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with sinusitis or a sinus infection each year and more than 17 million are given a diagnosis of nasal allergy. These diagnoses are not mutually exclusive, for many people with sinusitis, nasal allergy is a contributing factor. For those without nasal allergy, so-called non-allergic rhinitis (environmental sensitivity), sinusitis can be a problem as well.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

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

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

Unusual Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose & Throat

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 11, 2019 4:20:59 PM

Ticks in ears and batteries in noses. You'd be surprised by the types of foreign objects ENT doctors remove from someone's ear, nose and throat on a regular basis, especially children!

ENT specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe, recounts some of the most bizarre, dangerous and downright weird objects that he's removed from ears, noses and throats over the years. 

Things can get stuck in people’s ears, nose or throat in a variety of ways. Sometimes it's accidental and uncontrollable, other times it may be the result of a curious child innocently sticking something in their nose or ear. Either scenario can be equally scary for the patient and their parent or caregiver.

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

Why do we get more colds in the winter?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Dec 14, 2018 4:21:09 PM

Can you catch a cold from the cold? Dr. Jeffrey Monroe, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care explains why the cold weather increases our chances of catching viruses!

Most adults get 2-3 colds a year and children even more. It seems that the winter is the worst time for catching a cold. There are 2 main reasons for this. Firstly what we do in cold weather is very different from what we do in warm weather. Secondly our defenses against cold viruses don’t work as well in cold temperatures.

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

Why Does My Nose Run So Much in the Winter?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Nov 29, 2018 1:50:34 PM

If you live in New England, you're no stranger to cold weather. As soon as the temps drop, we instinctively break out our winter coats and boxes of tissues and prepare for the inevitable runny nose.

You know the feeling. You're walking your dog, shoveling snow, sledding in the backyard and you feel the unpleasant sensation of your nose dripping. No matter how much you sniffle and try to stifle it, your nose just won't stop running.

But what is it about the cold air that seems to turn our noses into faucets? Dr. Jeffrey Monroe, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist explains why the cold air makes your nose run.        

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

Back To School: Prepare For That First Infection!!

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Aug 31, 2018 12:01:37 PM

Just as the balmy days of summer transition to the cool nights of fall so parents can anticipate that first back to school infection brought home and shared with all members of the family. While classroom conditions may have improved, and antiseptic cleaning universally deployed, we still see a sharp rise in the incidence of transmitted infections as our children congregate in school. What parent hasn’t cared for that first stuffy nose, the cough or wheeze that disturbs sleep, the sore throat with accompanying fever? Worse than that is the rapidly improving illness in our children which when transmitted to the adults in the household leaves us debilitated with lingering symptoms for weeks.

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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat