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Decoding Your Doctor's Pain Chart
Posted Feb 15, 2018
On a scale from one to ten, how confusing is it to put your pain level to a number? Understanding the pain chart can be a level ten chore in itself, and doctors know that. As Dr. Ammar Alamarie, a physician at CaroMont Health, explains, “Pain ...
CaroMont Health’s sponsorship application period is now open. Applications for the upcoming fiscal year, July 2018 through June 2019, will be accepted through the health system’s website until February 28, 2018. Non-profit organizations ...
Heart Disease is on the rise this year— especially for women. Often thought of as a disease that has historically plagued men, recent studies have revealed that it is actually women at an increased risk for heart disease. While we’ve been ...
Whether we talk about it openly or just with our significant other, sexual health is an important part of quality of life and happiness in relationships for many of us. Sadly, sexual health problems are common, with more than 40% of women ...
Visitors Under Age of 13 Not Permitted in Hospital to Prevent Spread of Flu and Flu-Like Illness In order to help control the spread of flu and flu-like illness, CaroMont Health will temporarily restrict visitors under the age of 13 to CaroMont ...
The CaroMont Health Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 grant cycle. Community non-profit organizations interested in learning about the grants process are invited to attend an information showcase on Thursday, January 18, 2018 ...
How to Survive Cold Season
Posted Dec 21, 2017
Cold and flu season can feel like a sneezing, coughing, feverish war being waged everywhere you turn. While there may be no cure, you can outsmart the common cold—or Rhinovirus, the real culprit behind our misery—by taking a few ...
This time of year, life is busy. The craziness of the season can take a toll on the immune system, so it’s no coincidence that kids often bring home nasty colds right around the holidays. Schools are a hotbed for germs, and if there’s one ...
CaroMont Health will conduct a simulated emergency management exercise on the campus of CaroMont Regional Medical Center on Friday, December 1 from 7 a.m. to noon. The exercise, which will include local Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS, will test ...
Ask the Expert: Flu Shot 101
Posted Nov 22, 2017
Q: Will the flu shot give me the flu? A: No, the flu shot is not a living virus, so you cannot get the flu from it. It may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, headache, fatigue, sore throat, soreness at the injection site and/or aches lasting one or ...
While there’s a good chance you’re not familiar with the name, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, it is a type of bacteria responsible for causing many types of illnesses. Pneumonia is the most common form of the disease affecting ...
Although lung cancer is often not a topic most of us like to discuss or think about, it is important to know about the disease and the steps that patients and the doctors must take to manage risk and fight the illness. We can all work towards making ...
Physician Outlook: Women’s Health Women's health has always been an exciting and evolving field of medicine, but it has really been transformed in recent years by advances in medical and surgical technology. From advances in reproductive ...
October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month—may be over, but something just as important, known as breast self-awareness, is a year-round practice. To help demystify the relatively new concept, CaroMont Health has asked Dr. Jamila Wade, OB-GYN ...
October is upon us. Pink is in the air. Breast cancer awareness month has begun. What does it all mean? Do you know anyone who has had breast cancer? Chances are you do. There are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, ...
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. And while most breast cancer patients have no family history, approximately 10% of breast cancer cases are due to harmful defect in their DNA that is passed from ...
CaroMont Health will be holding a free prostate screening on Monday, September 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at CaroMont Outpatient Surgery, 2555 Court Drive, Gastonia. Space is limited. Please call 704.834.2522 to schedule your appointment. Do You ...
Farmer's market season is filled with fresh and local foods. Local produce not only typically tastes better than grocery store produce, but it’s usually better for you since it’s not packed with preservatives. Farmer’s markets ...
Heat and Humidity Safety Tips
Posted Aug 15, 2017
Lurking Dangers of Summer Heat and Humidity Leona Miller, MD with CaroMont Family Medicine—Steele Creek Offers Tips to Stay Healthy If you find yourself day dreaming of cooler, fall weather, you’re probably not alone. Temperatures have ...
Warm weather means nights on the deck with friends and family. Check out this healthy and simple recipe that's sure to be a hit at any cookout. Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Slaw Total Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound ground ...
There has been much attention paid over the past several weeks, in both print and social media, to the concept of "dry drowning." This seems to have been sparked by the story of a four year-old boy from Texas who died nearly a week after ...
CaroMont Health’s Environmental Services Division Introduces New Career Enhancement Program “ It’s about having them understand the ‘why’ behind their work.” This is how Cesar Perez, Manager of Environmental ...
Gaston Hospice has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite program by Deyta Analytics, a data-gathering company–and a division of HEALTHCARE first —that partners with thousands of home health and hospice providers across the United States. ...
Q: As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that my golf game has suffered and I can't seem to hit the ball as far. How do I get my distance back? A: There are a number of reasons aging golfers tend to lose distance in their golf game and ...
CaroMont Health Awards Nearly $200,000 in Scholarships Last month, the CaroMont Health Foundation and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary honored 64 recipients with almost $200,000 in scholarships. These scholarships included: the Lee ...