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Ask the Expert: Stop the Bleed
Posted May 29, 2018
Q: May is National Trauma Awareness Month. What is the most important aspect of trauma? A:: This year marks the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s recognition of the need for trauma awareness and delegation of resources to work ...
Know the Signs of a Stroke
Posted May 22, 2018
One out of six people will have a stroke in their lifetime and it’s not just the elderly at risk. A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and at any age so staying in-the-know is an important first step to reducing your risk. May is Stroke ...
Your Guide to Allergy Season
Posted May 2, 2018
Warm weather and flowers are finally arriving, so now more than ever, it’s time to go outside! But for those suffering from allergies, inside may be the safest place. But knowing what you’re up against and what to look out for can make ...
Decoding the Keto Diet
Posted Apr 19, 2018
From actress Halle Berry to famous basketball player LeBron James, it seems like every time you flip through the headlines, a new celebrity is talking about the keto diet. The what diet? Stay with us. Keto, short for Ketogenic, is a high-fat, ...
The Importance of Stretching
Posted Apr 5, 2018
You know that drinking enough water helps maintain a healthy diet and that getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your overall health, but did you know that you should incorporate stretching into your day-to-day routine? Whether you run 10 ...
The road to success is not always easy. Sometimes it is paved with hardships, incredible challenges, change, and loss, but with time and perseverance, these circumstances can lead to unexpected joy, achievement, and profound personal growth. These ...
What do President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Charles Schultz (creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip) all have in common? They were all diagnosed with colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is a common and lethal cancer in the country. Worldwide, ...
April showers bring… tick season? That’s right, according to the CDC—April through September is considered the most active season for ticks. Like mosquitos, ticks come with their own dangers for people who like to spend time ...
CaroMont Regional Medical Center was this week named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the ...
CaroMont Health and Wellness personal trainer Jake Turney works with patients to emphasize the importance of exercise. He explains that frequent exercise decreases your risk of heart disease because it helps improve cholesterol, regulate weight, ...
The heart wants what it wants, but it needs a healthy diet to do its job well. Treating your heart to healthy foods at each meal really isn’t as difficult as you think. CaroMont’s Community Wellness Registered Dietitian, Meghan Gregory, ...
I am often asked if men get breast cancer. Male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all diagnosed breast cancer. While men and women are different in physical appearance and personality characteristics, neither gender is immune to a certain type of ...
As you are contemplating your goals for 2018, consider reevaluating your health and ensuring that you have your happiest and healthiest year yet. Routine screening tests with your healthcare provider are an important part of meeting that goal, and ...
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 ...