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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...