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Blog Posts in 2016

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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 ...
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