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How to Get 5k Ready in Just 6 Weeks The hard part is over: you’ve signed up to run or walk a 5k – like the CaroMont Health Community Challenge on May 14. Now all that’s left is to start training so you can be ready to run once race ...
An Evening of Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars Gaston Hospice is pleased to announce they will hold their annual gala, Night of a Thousand Stars, on Saturday, April 16 at the City of Mount Holly Municipal Complex, located at 400 East Central Avenue ...
CaroMont Family Medicine-Cherryville is pleased to welcome Dr. Sapna Pithwa, DO to the practice located at 120 S. Mountain Street in Cherryville, NC. Dr. Pithwa has served the primary care needs of patients in the Gaston County community since 2012, ...
Why Fiber & How To Get More Of It Physicians have been studying the high-fiber diets of African and Indonesian cultures for decades now, and for one very good reason: the occurrence of colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or ...
Running vs. Walking: Which Is Healthier? It’s a debate that’s centuries old: is running or walking better for your health? While both running and walking have a plethora of benefits—increased blood flow; reduced risk of ...
For the third year, CaroMont Health will host the CaroMont Community Challenge, a 5K run, 1-mile fun walk and family-friendly event. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend this exciting health and wellness experience on May 14, 2016 at ...
Barrett, Michael. (2016, March 1). Babies were born by 'leaps' and bounds Monday, The Gaston Gazette, retrieved from www.gastongazette.com. Seth and Jeana Heavner's second child was scheduled to be born Feb. 27. Fate, they suspected, ...
CaroMont Health hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday, February 25 about the Connect NC Bond, a $2 billion bond package that, if passed, will provide much-needed funding for a number of needs throughout North Carolina. Citizens across the state ...
What Cardiologists Want You to Know About Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Gaston County, and it’s responsible for 1 in every 4 American deaths. While heart disease can take many forms, the most common is coronary ...
Why You Need More Sleep—And How to Get It When you think about sleep deprivation, what comes to mind? Pulling all-nighters in college? Parents with a new baby? It might surprise you to learn that a third of Americans are getting insufficient ...
4 Easy Ways to Get More Exercise Regular physical activity is one of the best things we can do for our health. It keeps our bodies strong and helps prevent a host of diseases—including heart disease, the leading cause of death in America. In ...
5 Healthy Snacks You Can't Resist
Posted Jan 27, 2016
5 Healthy Snacks You Can’t Resist If you resolved to lose weight or eat better this year, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re just one of millions of Americans trying a healthier diet and embracing new habits right now. The bad news? ...
5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy Being physically healthy is key if you’re pregnant, or considering starting a family. Good preparation can help strengthen your body for labor and give your baby a healthy foundation for growth. Here are ...
How to Keep Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution Following weeks of heavy holiday food, get-togethers with family and friends, and general over-indulgence, it’s no surprise that the vow to lose weight is a popular one come New ...
Keeping Germs Out of the House During Flu Season With developing immune systems and slightly less than hygienic instincts, kids are often the first to catch colds or the flu. In fact, the average American child can experience six to 10 colds in a ...
Managing Holiday Stress for More Joy Your weekends are packed with parties; your in-laws are coming for Christmas this year; your holiday mantel isn’t even close to Pinterest perfect; and your shopping list is still a mile long—pressure ...
Simple Tips to Avoid Unwanted Holiday Weight Gain A holly, jolly holiday … with a side of unwanted weight gain? It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner—frosted cookies at the office, eggnog at your ...
Colleen Thibaut, DO joins ten providers at Ashley Women’s Center in Gastonia where she will provide a full range of gynecological and women’s services. Dr. Thibaut received her medical degree from Michigan State College of Osteopathic ...
Sheronda Ogirri, MD joins nine providers at South Point Family Practice in Belmont where she will provide the full spectrum of family medicine services to patients of all ages. Dr. Ogirri graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ...
5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy Physical healthiness is key if you’re pregnant, or considering starting a family. Good preparation can lead to a healthy baby to boot! Here are a few guidelines to increase your chances of a problem-free ...
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