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Looking Back on the 2017-2018 Season Many think of flu season as wintertime only, however, influenza virus circulates year-round. The last season peaked in February, but flu was still being reported months later. This past season was one of the ...
Sleep is one of our most basic needs, but is especially vital for children and young adults. Lack of sleep is associated with weight gain and obesity and cognitive and emotional problems like irritability, inattention, hyperactivity, depression, mood ...
Midwives are medical care providers with special training in obstetrics and gynecology. Many midwives primarily provide prenatal care and deliver babies, but most midwives do more, including offering women care throughout life. Some midwives work ...
In partnership with leaders and officials from the Town of Cramerton, CaroMont Health announced today the start of construction for a state-of-the-art medical office offering family medicine and specialty care services at the Villages at Cramerton ...
September is a great time to get your blood cholesterol checked in observance of National Cholesterol Education month. Cheryl Gunther, FNP-BC with CaroMont Family Medicine in Kings Mountain encourages her patients to make primary care visits part of ...
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The Birthplace at CaroMont Regional Medical Center is a state of the art facility offering new parents the opportunity to welcome their babies in an environment that puts family first. Sarah Bolynn, MSN, RNC-NIC and Nurse Educator for the Neonatal ...
Creative Finger Foods for Baby
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Is your baby ready to make the move to self-feeding? Babies usually transition to trying solid foods around six months of age, often with rice cereal as the first food recommended by your pediatrician. Often, this quickly progresses into a baby who ...
We all know sweet treats are just that. Treats. But is the recent hot topic of “sugar addiction” fake news or good nutritional advice? Animal studies suggest that sugar consumption and withdrawal can lead to behavior and neurochemical ...
Duke and Dot Kimbrell created the Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship Fund in 2009 as a competitive funding program for exceptional high school seniors pursuing careers in healthcare. The chosen recipient not only receives a scholarship, but every summer, ...
If you or a loved one has ever undergone cancer treatment, then you understand the relief, exhaustion and emotions that pour out upon completion of treatment. At the CaroMont Cancer Center, patients ring our Victory Bell at the end of treatment to ...
What are pelvic floor muscles and what do they do? Almost everyone has heard of physical therapy, but a large portion of individuals are not familiar with the specialized field of pelvic floor physical therapy and the important part it can play in ...
When packing your college student to head back to campus, include a first-aid kit. While most schools have a clinic available to students, basic first-aid supplies available for dorm room or apartment use are always a good idea. Students can treat ...
Self-Care During and After Cancer Treatment If you or a loved one has ever undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment, you understand how hard it is to feel like yourself. But there are a few simple things you can do to improve your energy levels ...
Eight Facts About Lung Cancer
Posted Jul 11, 2018
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 234,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States this year. If you’re a current or former smoker, or someone at risk for developing lung cancer, that can be a startling ...
Ticks are most active during the warmer months of spring and summer, which is why we see an increase in tick related visits during this time of year. When you find a tick on your child, it should be removed immediately. But how? The Center for ...
As Men’s Health Month comes to a close, Amanda Ivey, FNP-C at CaroMont Family Medicine – Lake Wylie and an advocate of preventative medicine, shares information regarding the risks of testicular cancer and the benefits of early detection. ...
Ask the Expert: Stop the Bleed
Posted May 29, 2018
Q: May is National Trauma Awareness Month. What is the most important aspect of trauma? A:: This year marks the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s recognition of the need for trauma awareness and delegation of resources to work ...
Know the Signs of a Stroke
Posted May 22, 2018
One out of six people will have a stroke in their lifetime and it’s not just the elderly at risk. A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and at any age so staying in-the-know is an important first step to reducing your risk. May is Stroke ...
Your Guide to Allergy Season
Posted May 2, 2018
Warm weather and flowers are finally arriving, so now more than ever, it’s time to go outside! But for those suffering from allergies, inside may be the safest place. But knowing what you’re up against and what to look out for can make ...
Decoding the Keto Diet
Posted Apr 19, 2018
From actress Halle Berry to famous basketball player LeBron James, it seems like every time you flip through the headlines, a new celebrity is talking about the keto diet. The what diet? Stay with us. Keto, short for Ketogenic, is a high-fat, ...
The Importance of Stretching
Posted Apr 5, 2018
You know that drinking enough water helps maintain a healthy diet and that getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your overall health, but did you know that you should incorporate stretching into your day-to-day routine? Whether you run 10 ...
The road to success is not always easy. Sometimes it is paved with hardships, incredible challenges, change, and loss, but with time and perseverance, these circumstances can lead to unexpected joy, achievement, and profound personal growth. These ...
What do President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Charles Schultz (creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip) all have in common? They were all diagnosed with colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is a common and lethal cancer in the country. Worldwide, ...
April showers bring… tick season? That’s right, according to the CDC—April through September is considered the most active season for ticks. Like mosquitos, ticks come with their own dangers for people who like to spend time ...