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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 ...
Know What You're Eating: 10 Foods Loaded With Sugar We all know the negative impact that too much sugar can have on our health from weight gain, heart health and effects on your brain. But it can be tough to kick. Sugar has addictive tendencies ...
Ask the Expert: The Flu Vaccination Katie McCurry, PA-C South Point Family Practice - Stanley Q: Does the flu shot give you the flu? A: The inactivated flu vaccination (injection) will NOT give you the flu. It is a virus that isn't active. While ...
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were recently announced by The Leapfrog Group. CaroMont Regional Medical ...
Come A Long Way, Baby: How Childbirth & Prenatal Care Have Changed Doula? Epidural? Skin-to-skin? Seventy years ago, these terms would have meant nothing to pregnant women and their medical professionals. Thanks to new technologies, new research ...
Smoking Cessation: Choose the Right Method for You A whopping 31% of Gaston County residents smoke, and lung cancer is the second most deadly disease in our county. After all, there are more than 4,000 different chemicals found in tobacco products ...
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month Gaston Hospice invites the community to attend Thoughts in Passing, a multi-media event featuring the work of portrait artist Claudea Bicen on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. Thoughts in Passing ...
Albert G. Myers, Jr. Family Support Recognizes Contributions of Former Hospital Board Chairman CaroMont Health and the CaroMont Health Foundation today announced the family of the late Albert G. Myers, Jr. will be the naming partner for the new ...
CaroMont Regional Medical Center Celebrates the Grand Re-Opening of New and Improved Emergency Department On Wednesday, October 26, CaroMont Health held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the $24 million, 30,000-square foot Emergency ...
The Way I See It: Lessons from A Twenty-Year Cancer Survivor In October, landscapes across the country turn gold, orange, crimson—and pink. Pink ribbons crop up everywhere—in doctor’s offices, on cars, on football helmets— a ...
A Look Back: 70 Years of Cancer Care Advancements Seventy years ago, Truman was president; the average American life expectancy was just over 60 years (as compared to 80 years today); at least 40% of Americans smoked; and cancer treatment and ...
CaroMont Health Announces 2016 Great 100 North Carolina Nurses Each year, the Great 100 Selections Committee receives hundreds of nominations and carefully reviews each application to determine the list of Great 100 North Carolina Nurses. This ...
Ask the Expert - Genetic Counseling​ Ashley Migliaro, MS, CGC Genetic Services, CaroMont Health One of the best ways to determine your risk for cancer is through genetic counseling and testing. Ashley Migliaro, Certified Genetic Counselor at CaroMont ...
Ask the Expert - Are Mammograms Really Necessary?​ Paula Lundgren, MD, FACS CaroMont Breast Surgical Specialists When we think of getting a mammogram, there are tons of things that sound more fun. But with breast cancer being the second leading cause ...
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