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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 ...
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 ...