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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 ...
Be in Charge of Your Health
Posted Oct 10, 2016
CaroMont Health Encourages Women to Get Their Mammograms Breast cancer is a story of both heartache and promise. It is estimated that one in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, the hope is that millions ...
Gastonia, NC —Occasionally, we get to a point in our lives when we see our path diverging in front of us and find ourselves at a clear crossroads. These moments usually indicate change and involve choices to be made. When we experience change, ...
Helping Your Parents Prepare for Healthy Aging As adult children, it can be tough to acknowledge that the pillars of our lives, our parents, are getting old and need help. That said, how can we help? Perhaps one or both of your parents are still ...
6 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 ...
Dr. Rebecca Brown, CaroMont Palliative Care Provider, Makes the Distinction between Palliative Care and Hospice Learning that you have a serious illness is a challenging time and many are left to endure chronic symptoms and suffering as a result. ...
Dr. Ellen Davis, Pediatrician at CaroMont Pediatric Partners, Recommends Making a Healthy Checklist Before the First Day Back to School The saying “all good things must come to an end” couldn’t be more true for parents and students ...
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 ...
Guard Your Eyes: Sun Damage Isn’t Just for Skin Think the sun only affects your skin? Think again. Your eyes are also at risk for damage from potentially harmful ultraviolet rays (UV). UV radiation from the sun comes in three forms: A, B and C. ...
Dr. Jay Hendler, Pulmonologist at CaroMont Health, Weighs In Summer is a great time to be outdoors. But scorching temperatures, along with poor air quality, are dangerous combinations this time of year, especially for people with breathing problems. ...
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 ...
Luckett Receives 2016 Grassroots Champion Award The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award, which is presented each year to one person from each state, was created to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate ...
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 mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus lurking as close as Tega Cay, South Carolina, many are questioning ...
In the wake of a growing opioid epidemic in Gaston County, a new partnership will place doses of the opioid overdose-reversing drug Narcan® (naxalone) in law enforcement vehicles in Gaston County. Police officers and firefighters are often the ...
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