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What is Preeclampsia and How Can I Avoid It? Pregnancy can be one of the most amazing and joyful time in a woman’s life, but it can also be very confusing. Your body is going through a lot of changes and sometimes it is hard to tell what ...
Ask the Expert - Helmets
Posted May 19, 2017
Q: Does my child really need to wear a helmet while riding a scooter? A: Yes! According to SafeKidsUSA, there are approximately 275,000 non-fatal bicycle, scooter and skating injuries each year, or 690 kids injured every day. Head injury (also called ...
Motorcycle Safety Essentials
Posted May 16, 2017
Motorcycle Safety Essentials The weather is perfect, the highway is calling and you’re ready for life to throw you and your bike a few (scenic) curves. Motorcycle season is here, and for Motorcycle Safety Month this May, CaroMont Health has a ...
The Secret Ingredient to Better Health On weekends when you don’t have to set an alarm, sleep may feel like a luxury. In fact, sleep is the farthest thing from a luxury—it’s a necessity for preventing disease, supporting your immune ...
What Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Cancer Screenings When it comes to beating cancer, early detection is critical—and can save your life. Screening tests play a key role in finding cancer before a person develops any symptoms, when ...
Reduce Your Risk for Skin Cancer with Sunscreen Warmer weather means more fun in the sun, but don’t let a sunburn put a damper on your fun. Dr. Ashley Walker, Dermatologist at CaroMont Dermatology, provides a refresher on proper sunscreen use. ...
Not-So-Obvious Sun Protection Tips Summer is filled with pool parties, beach trips and outdoor activities. But it’s also full of sunshine and longer days, making sun protection even more important to your daily health routine. Of course, ...
The CaroMont Health Board of Directors announced that it has appointed former Chairman of the Board Chris Peek as the company’s permanent President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 15, 2017. He takes over for Dr. Todd Davis who has ...
Night of a Thousand Stars Returns with Chairmen of the Board, Featuring Ken Knox Put on your shagging shoes and dance the night away at Gaston Hospice’s annual gala, Night of a Thousand Stars, on Saturday, May 6. With live entertainment by ...
Gaston Hospice, in partnership with CaroMont Health, invites the community to attend a free screening of the documentary, “Being Mortal” on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dogwood and Magnolia Rooms at CaroMont Regional Medical ...
Where instant gratification is fleeting, true self-love is a journey. It can be challenging: it takes dedication and practice. Yet when we can love ourselves a little more every day, something wonderful happens.Our best self is able to blossom, and ...
Get Smart: The Secret to Brain Strengthening Our brains change as we age. We grow wiser (thank goodness!)—but we also grow more forgetful. For many years, scientists thought that the gradual loss of brain neurons as we age was inevitable. And ...
Lace up your running or walking shoes and mark your calendar for the fourth annual CaroMont Community Challenge. The 5k run and 1-mile fun walk will take place on Saturday, May 13 at Stuart W. Cramer High School in Belmont, with proceeds supporting ...
CaroMont Health announced today that it is temporarily restricting visitors under the age of 13 to CaroMont Regional Medical Center effective Friday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. Due to the growing prevalence of the flu, the decision to temporarily ...
CaroMont Health will be accepting applications for it's annual community sponsorship application period via the health system’s website until February 28, 2017. Non-profit organizations who seek to support health improvement and address ...
5 Healthy Swaps for Super Bowl Snacks The Super Bowl brings more than 110 million people in America together to watch a football game. Some are watching to cheer on a team; some are there for the company; and let’s be honest, most are just ...
Impact of Stress on Women’s Heart Health It’s the morning of a big meeting or important appointment. You’re running late, stuck in traffic and watching the clock. Anxiety is building with your frustration. As your breath quickens ...
Moving your outdoor workout, indoors With a fresh year comes new goals, and one of the most common goals to get healthy and active. It’s easy to stay motivated the first few weeks, but as temperatures start to drop,your workout options may seem ...
Six Ways to Avoid the Norovirus
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Six Ways to Avoid the Norovirus The stomach bug —we’ve all been there and we can all agree it’s not something you want to fall victim to. Every year, around 20 million Americans catch the norovirus, which is the most common cause of ...
The Gaston Gazette recently published an article in their paper authored by Doug Luckett, President and CEO at CaroMont Health: In a culture that relies heavily on the conveniences of technology, innovation is key to the success in any industry. At ...
By Allison Drennan adrennan@gastongazette.com The magic of Christmas came early to the newly opened Albert G. Myers Pediatric Care Center at CaroMont Regional Medical Center last week. Santa and Mrs. Claus took a break from the hustle and bustle at ...
What’s for dinner? 5 easy and healthy recipes for potatoes. One of the hardest things about eating healthy is finding the time to do the prep work. It’s not a surprise that fast, easy meals aren’t always the healthiest options and ...
17 Resolutions You Can Actually Keep ‘Tis the season to start thinking about the things you would like to achieve in 2017. With a new year comes new possibilities and whether you’re looking to get healthy, get organized or get financially ...
Thirty-five years may seem like a long time, but time flies when you’re doing what you love. David Locklear, MD feels like it was just yesterday when he co-founded South Point Family Practice in Belmont. What began as a two-physician primary ...
The Community that Built CaroMont Health Margaret Mead famously said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Her wise words feel particularly ...