Is Allergy Season Getting Worse?

It’s true, allergy season really is getting worse each year! Research has shown that since 2016, allergy season has gotten increasingly worse each year and the trend is continuing in 2020. But what’s behind the surge in pollen production? Many experts are pointing to climate change as the cause. As temperatures rise, allergy season increases in duration which means pollen producing plants stick around for much longer than in years’ past, especially Ragweed which is one of the biggest culprits of allergy symptoms. Additionally, scientists have discovered that when plants are exposed to increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), they…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

9 Things to Know When Buying Hearing Aids

Are you struggling with hearing loss or are you unsure of what to expect when using hearing aids for the first time? When you invest in hearing aids, you're also investing in yourself and your ability to connect, understand conversations and live life to the fullest. Here are 9 things to expect when buying and using hearing aids for the first time: A hearing problem is more noticeable than hearing aids. A hearing problem is more than just hearing loss; it impacts your ability to connect, communicate and understand conversations. Hearing problems usually develop slowly and subtly and may be…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

Healthy Hearing Tips for Working & Learning From Home

Do you find yourself reaching for a pair of headphones for your Zoom meeting? Or maybe your kids are using headphones for their distance learning lessons? Even though you may be using headphones for work instead of listening to music, safe listening to protect your hearing still applies especially when using headphones for prolonged periods of time or listening at high volumes. In fact, many people are unaware that earbuds can reach 105 dB at full volume - the same as a running lawnmower! At this level, ears should not be exposed to this amount of sound without hearing protection…
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Topics: Audiology, Blog

Skin Cancer Facts and Prevention

May is skin cancer awareness month, a perfect time to speak about facts, prevention and the importance of regular self exams and annual skin checks with a Dermatologist. Read on to learn more about skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States, and how to prevent it! (The American Cancer Society) Skin Cancer Facts: Did you know? 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma The Melanoma early detection five-year survival rate in the United States is 99% More than 2 people die of skin cancer every hour 1…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Managing Dry Skin from Frequent Hand Washing

Frequent hand washing and mask wearing can do a number on your skin. Dermatologist, Sarah Tullo, APRN, shares her recommendations for reducing dry skin and irritation caused by hand washing and gives some tips on caring for your skin while wearing a mask. Hand Washing and Skin Irritation Dry skin and rashes are the most common forms of skin irritation brought on by hand washing. For some, this is caused by the frequency of hand washing and for others, it may be causes by the type of soap, especially in the case of rashes. Some soaps are harsher and more…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Sarah Tullo, APRN, Skincare & Laser

ASC's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures

Advanced Specialty Care's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures The coronavirus crisis has touched upon most everyone in our world and at Advanced Specialty Care we have both been monitoring recommendations and proactively implementing protective measures for our patients and our staff. Your well being is our top priority and we are dedicated to ensuring you have access to specialty healthcare services including including ENT, Allergy, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Audiology care when you need them. We have remained open to continue to service our community and to help reduce the strain on hospitals and Emergency Rooms during this time…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

We're Open to Serve You

Advanced Specialty Care remains open to service our community as a multi-specialty healthcare practice and to help reduce the strain on hospitals. The physicians at Advanced Specialty Care want you to know that we are here for your ENT, Allergy, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology needs. We have remained open to continue to service our community and to help reduce the strain on hospitals and Emergency Rooms during this time of need. To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, we’ve implemented advanced protective measures including enforced social distancing, rigorous screening, disinfecting and masking protocols within our offices. Telehealth appointment…
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Topics: Blog, News & Events

Purchase Your Favorite Skincare Products Online!

Introducing Advanced Specialty Care's online skincare product store We're excited to announce the launch of our new online skincare product store on ASCDOCS.com. Now you can purchase your favorite ASC, EltaMD, NEOCUTIS and Strataderm products from the comfort of your home. All of the medical grade skincare products available in our offices without a prescription are now also be available online from cleansers and acne treatments to retinols, hyaluronic acid serums and sunscreen. And don't worry, you don't need to be patient of Advanced Specialty Care to shop online. The web store is open to the public and shipping is…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments at Advanced Specialty Care See a Specialist without leaving your home with Telehealth Appointments Your health and well being are our number one priority and in order to better serve you, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering Telehealth Appointments where appropriate at Advanced Specialty Care. Advanced Specialty Care is providing televisits, where appropriate, for routine and urgent appointments for both new and existing patients. Telehealth appointments are available for new and existing patients by video and by phone. Click here to schedule your telehealth appointment today! What is a Telehealth Appointment? A Telehealth…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Hand Washing 101

Hand Washing 101 Hand washing is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting sick and to reduce the spread of germs to others. Here's a brief refresher on proper hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers, courtesy of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Germs can get into the body through our eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Hand washing with soap removes germs from hands and helps prevent sickness. Studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser
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