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Blog Posts in 2017

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How to Survive Cold Season
Posted Dec 21, 2017
Cold and flu season can feel like a sneezing, coughing, feverish war being waged everywhere you turn. While there may be no cure, you can outsmart the common cold—or Rhinovirus, the real culprit behind our misery—by taking a few ...
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 ...
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