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To the patients, families and communities we are proud to serve: It is our mission to care for you and support you – a commitment that will never waver. That’s why we want to be upfront with you: North Carolina is at a critical juncture ...
Is it a Cold or Worse?
Posted Jan 7, 2022
Everyone is on heightened alert when it comes to our personal health during the pandemic, but especially when it relates to respiratory illness. Many of the symptoms of the common cold overlap with the flu and COVID-19. Here are some things to look ...
After years of the pandemic, most individuals know the common symptoms of COVID-19. We also know that getting tested for COVID-19 (and isolating after a positive result) can help stop the spread. But the virus presents differently in different ...
As colder temperatures set in and COVID-19 continues to make indoor spaces a higher risk for virus transmission, how can you stay comfortable while keeping up your fitness routine? Read our "must have" list of essential cold weather fitness ...
Gastonia, NC – Imagine trying to breathe with lungs that are already filled with air, completing daily tasks and routine activities while struggling to catch your breath. That is what it feels like to live with severe emphysema, a progressive ...
While instances of the flu were dramatically reduced last year due in part to the precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, seasonal flu is still very much a concern. With more people resuming some version of normal day-to-day activities, ...
For the past seven years, Gaston Hospice has participated in the national We Honor Veterans program in order to best guide patients with military experience through their end-of-life care. The program is the result of a collaboration between the ...
Staying Safe this Holiday Season
Posted Nov 22, 2021
A year has made a huge difference in the pandemic. The availability of safe and effective vaccines has decreased the instance of COVID-19 in our community, and many are looking forward to a return to more normal celebrations. Spreading illness should ...
GASTONIA, N.C. - CaroMont Regional Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes the facilities’ achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the ...
Lung Cancer: Are You at Risk?
Posted Nov 8, 2021
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and has one of the lowest survival rates. This is due to the fact that the disease often shows no signs or symptoms until the cancer has progressed, making it less treatable. Dr. Jay Hendler, Medical ...
The 2020 – 2021 flu season saw lower than average activity. Experts believe this is likely due to COVID-19 precautions such as masking, social distancing and an increased vigilance with handwashing and other infection control measures taken by ...
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depression triggered by changes in daylight and weather, most commonly occurring during the winter months. Scientists do not all agree on the cause, but research shows SAD can occur when the body’s natural ...
Lung health is essential for breathing, but also to ensure every organ in your body receives enough oxygen to function properly. While we know that smoking can damage tissue and increase risk of developing cancer, there are lots of other common ...
GASTONIA, N.C. – Dr. Heath High, Medical Director for Critical Care at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, has been named “Physician of the Year” by the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (NCSRC). The NCSRC “Physician ...
CHERRYVILLE, N.C.— In partnership with the City of Cherryville, CaroMont Health kicked off construction for a new facility that will relocate CaroMont Family Medicine and open CaroMont Urgent Care. The new, 7,600-square-foot facility is ...
Approximately one in every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Annual screenings can help detect cancer in its early stages, when it’s most treatable, but is there anything women can do to lower their risk of ...
Healthcare professionals and hospitals continue to work to keep individuals and our communities safe from COVID-19. If you are not taking precautions against the virus because you are generally healthy, young or have very few or no underlying ...
Maintaining healthy blood pressure is so important, and added stress can contribute to elevated levels. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or other health problems. Here are some helpful ways to manage your blood ...
Did you know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week? That is because active individuals have a lower risk of serious health problems, including type 2 ...
This week, the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It's great news and once again shows that the vaccine is both safe and effective. But what about the two other COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States ...
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