FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment

FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment The FDA recently approved Palforzia, a drug developed by biopharmaceutical company Aimmune Therapeutics, to treat peanut allergies. Though this is the first FDA-approved drug of its kind, the science and methodology behind it is nothing new. In fact, several practices, including Advanced Specialty Care, have been successfully offering food allergy desensitization, or Oral Immunotherapy, for many years but that doesn’t make the FDA approval any less significant. The approval of an Oral Immunotherapy product is exciting news for Allergists and Immunologists as this further validates and recognizes the success and benefits of this treatment and…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Can you receive the flu shot if you have an egg allergy?

Many individuals with egg allergies are still following the outdated protocol of not receiving a flu vaccine due to their egg allergy. Based on the 2018-2019 recommendations from the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, individuals with a known egg allergy may receive the flu vaccine shot or nasal spray and those recommendations have not changed for the current 2019-2020 flu season. The Link Between Flu Vaccines and Eggs For over 70 years, the most common method of manufacturing flu vaccines has been through the process of incubating and “growing” the flu…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Summer Bodies are Made in the Winter: Our Favorite Wintertime Treatments

We’ve all heard the phrase “summer bodies are made in the winter” and there’s some truth to it! Though most cosmetic treatments can be safely performed at any time of the year, many patients find it more convenient to schedule treatments during cooler months when they’ll be spending more time indoors, and of course, so they’re ready to flaunt their final results come summer! Here are some of our favorite treatments and procedures to schedule during the winter months and why: Laser Hair Removal Winter is the perfect time to begin getting beach ready with laser hair removal treatments for…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It's the start of a new year and a new cold and flu season. Here are some preventative measures you can take to reduce your chance of getting sick and reduce spreading germs: Get Your Flu Shot The best way to limit the spread of the flu is to get the flu vaccine. Although the vaccine will not cover every strain every year, it can prevent you from getting sick from the flu. It has been shown to reduce hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu. Even in those who get sick from the flu, the vaccine often reduces the…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

These Toys May Pose a Risk to Your Child's Hearing: 2019 Noisy Toys List

Does your child own any of the toys on this year's Annual Noisy Toy List from the Sight & Hearing Association? If so, you may want to take some precautions in order to protect your child's hearing. Out of the 24 toys tested this year, only 5 tested at or below 85 dB which is the level set by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety for mandatory hearing protection. The other 19 toys that were tested may pose a threat to your child's hearing. Earning the top spot as the loudest toy on the list is The Fisher-Price®…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

Sound (Hearing) Advice for Gifting Toys and Tech Gifts

Does your child's holiday gift require hearing protection? The Sight & Hearing Association recently released their 2019 Annual Noisy Toys List © and the results may shock you. "This year's list included 19 out of 24 toys that tested louder than 85 dB, the level set by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety for mandatory hearing protection." The Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart Learning Home™ was the loudest toy on the list producing a whopping 104.6 dB of noise. That's louder than a motorcycle or approaching subway train and is loud enough to cause hearing damage within 15…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

Your Plastic Surgery Procedure May Be Covered by Insurance

Plastic surgery is not just for cosmetics. Plastic surgeons also perform reconstructive and hand surgeries and depending on the case, your insurance may cover all or part of the procedure. Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon, Dr. Stacey June, explains what procedures your insurance company may cover below. Skin Whenever there is an opening in the skin or an opening needs to be made, your insurance company may pay for a plastic surgeon to care for it. Procedures that may be covered include: Removal and closure of lesions, masses and cysts. Removal and closure of skin cancer, including MOH’s…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Stacey June, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Fall Skincare Tips

Leaves aren't the only thing changing this season. Did you know that as the seasons change, your skincare routine should too? With the new season upon us, here are some fall skin care tips to help deal with the changing weather. Chronic skin conditions may flare with change of season Chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea and acne may start to flare during the change of season. If you have psoriasis or eczema, make sure you are moisturizing your skin well and if needed, schedule an appointment with your dermatologist for topical steroids or steroid-free creams…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C , Skincare & Laser

Advanced Specialty Care Fall 2019 Newsletter

In this newsletter, get Fall allergy tips, RSVP for a free open house and complimentary cosmetic consultation, learn about treatments for thinning hair, take advantage of a spider vein treatment special and more! Free Cosmetic Open House $300 Spider Vein Treatment Special Fall Allergy Tips Hearing Loss & Developmental Delays in Children Does Your Child Suffer From Chronic Sore Throats? Treat Thinning Hair with PRP Same-Day Dermatology Appointments Accomplished Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stacey June, Joins Advanced Specialty Care Free Cosmetic Open House: November 7th in Ridgefield | 4-8 pm Mix, Mingle & Experience the Latest in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Skincare & Laser

Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction Options

Dr. Stacey June, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Advanced Specialty Care, shares what mastectomy & breast reconstruction options may be available to help improve breast symmetry, breast size & shape and restore self confidence. Mastectomy Options: The type of mastectomy you have could change your reconstruction options. Mastectomy options include: Skin Sparing: Most women today qualify for skin-sparing mastectomy, which leaves some skin for the plastic surgeon to use in the reconstructive surgery. Nipple Sparing: The breast surgeon shells out the breast tissue while leaving the skin, nipple & areola for the plastic surgeon to use in the reconstructive surgery.…
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Topics: Blog, Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Stacey June, Plastic Surgery
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