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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 ...
Maren Rose East, senior at Forestview High School, received the surprise of a lifetime earlier this year. Greeted with smiles and high-fives, Ms. East was presented with a framed certificate signifying her designation as the 2017 Wayne F. Shovelin ...
Free Over-the-Counter-Medicine Give-Away Returns to Gaston County NC MedAssist will hold a free OvertheCounter (OTC) Medicine Give Away Day in Gastonia on Friday, June 9, 2017. The event, which is sponsored byCaroMont Health and The Gaston County ...
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 ...