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Helping Your Parents Prepare for Healthy Aging As adult children, it can be tough to acknowledge that the pillars of our lives, our parents, are getting old and need help. That said, how can we help? Perhaps one or both of your parents are still ...
7 Things You Don’t Know about CaroMont Health Think about your neighbors. You know what car they drive. You notice how frequently (or infrequently!) they cut their grass. You exchange friendly waves now and then. But unless you’ve spent ...
CaroMont Health Offering Free Prostate Cancer Screening Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the fourth most diagnosed cancer at CaroMont Health. In 2015, CaroMont Cancer Center diagnosed 79 men with ...
Dr. Rebecca Brown, CaroMont Palliative Care Provider, Makes the Distinction between Palliative Care and Hospice Learning that you have a serious illness is a challenging time and many are left to endure chronic symptoms and suffering as a result. ...
Dr. Ellen Davis, Pediatrician at CaroMont Pediatric Partners, Recommends Making a Healthy Checklist Before the First Day Back to School The saying “all good things must come to an end” couldn’t be more true for parents and students ...
Ask the Pro - Athletes: Performing With a Head Injury Sharry Duncan, RN, CEN and Laura Cherry, RN ​ Trauma Services, CaroMont Health Q: What are the consequences of Olympic gymnast Ellie Downing performing through a head injury? A: There is an ...
Guard Your Eyes: Sun Damage Isn’t Just for Skin Think the sun only affects your skin? Think again. Your eyes are also at risk for damage from potentially harmful ultraviolet rays (UV). UV radiation from the sun comes in three forms: A, B and C. ...
Dr. Jay Hendler, Pulmonologist at CaroMont Health, Weighs In Summer is a great time to be outdoors. But scorching temperatures, along with poor air quality, are dangerous combinations this time of year, especially for people with breathing problems. ...
Oncology Clinical Trial Opportunity Are you or someone you know a cancer survivor having difficulty sleeping? Sleep problems are a commonly reported side effect of cancer treatment. The Oncology Research Department of CaroMont Health is seeking ...
Making Breastfeeding the Norm
Posted Aug 4, 2016
Making Breastfeeding the Norm From diapers to names, the decisions new parents face are often life changing. While some of these decisions are within your control, more often than not, the lifestyle that comes post baby are out of the hands of their ...
Luckett Receives 2016 Grassroots Champion Award The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award, which is presented each year to one person from each state, was created to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate ...
Is Zika in Our Backyard?
Posted Jul 25, 2016
Is Zika in Our Backyard? With warmer temperatures and longer days, it’s prime season for outdoor activities. But with the recent reports of mosquitos carrying the Zika virus lurking as close as Tega Cay, South Carolina, many are questioning ...
In the wake of a growing opioid epidemic in Gaston County, a new partnership will place doses of the opioid overdose-reversing drug Narcan® (naxalone) in law enforcement vehicles in Gaston County. Police officers and firefighters are often the ...
Event Celebrates 2016 Grant Recipients and Role of Improving Community Health More than $600,000 was awarded to thirteen community organizations and CaroMont programs whose initiatives will support its mission of improving and enhancing the health ...
Welcome, Yves Laure Damis, PA-C and Camille Richards, PA-C, to the Medical Team! CaroMont Health and CaroMont Medical Group are pleased to welcome two new Physician Assistants (PA), Yves Laure Damis, PA-C and Camille Richards, PA-C, to their medical ...
What's in Your Suitcase? Summer is finally here! For many, this means leisurely mornings, afternoon naps and putting the final touches on your summer vacation plans. Just as important as remembering to pack your bathing suit and flip-flops is ...
CaroMont Health and the CaroMont Health Foundation are pleased to announce the 2016 recipient of the Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship. Linnea Susanne Jurs, senior at Forestview High School, will receive up to $20,000 each academic year to pursue ...
5 Ways Caregivers Can Care For Themselves Undoubtedly, serving as a caregiver can take a toll on a person’s mental and physical health. A recent study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP proved this, reporting that 38 percent of ...
Defining the Differences in Headaches We’ve all been there, suffering through the day because of throbbing discomfort in our heads. And while all headaches might be a pain, they’re not all the same. There are a variety of headaches, but ...
CaroMont Health Foundation and CaroMont Regional Medical Center Announce Scholarship Winners The CaroMont Health Foundation and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored 54 recipients of scholarships from six scholarship funds: ...
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, ...
CaroMont Health is celebrating another banner year for its commitment to employee health and wellness. For the fourth year in a row, Prevention Partners has awarded CaroMont Health with the Excellence Recognition distinction for reaching the highest ...
Over the weekend, CaroMont Health hosted the third annual CaroMont Community Challenge in partnership with the Gastonia East Rotary and Gaston County Schools. Marked with blue skies and comfortable temperatures, the 5k and 1-mile walk and festival ...
Think F.A.S.T. to Easily Identify Signs of Stroke According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death, killing nearly 129,000 Americans each year and is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. ...
From Nurse to Patient and Back Again One Nurse's Passion Leads to "Mended Hearts" for Many With a warm smile, kind eyes and a soft voice, Susan Murphy, RN, calmly makes her way through the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation center at ...