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Did you know the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is currently the dominant strain in the United States and our region, can present symptoms very similar to seasonal allergies? Both share symptoms of sneezing, headache, fatigue and coughing, but ...
Long COVID is a medical term for the symptoms that persist after an individual has been infected with COVID-19. Unfortunately, approximately one in four patients continue to suffer from lingering symptoms even after the virus has left the body. Much ...
To help protect the health of patients and employees, the following visitor restrictions and screening requirements are in place for all CaroMont Health facilities. Health Screening: All individuals entering a CaroMont Health facility are required to ...
Best Tips for Skin and Mask Care
Posted Jan 25, 2022
With the rapid and continued spread of the Omicron variant, it is important for every individual to continue practicing safety measures to minimize risk of contracting COVID-19. A face mask is one of the best ways to help stop the spread. But if ...
While many people have done everything they can to avoid contracting the highly contagious Omicron variant, even the most vigilant individuals can still become infected with COVID-19. If you suspect you have the virus, ensuring the health and safety ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited Gaston Medical Partners and CaroMont Health in Gastonia to see North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine. Gaston Medical Partners is a primary health care provider that will provide 100 vaccinations this week. ...
On Wednesday, February 24, the first day of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for North Carolina educators and childcare staff, CaroMont Health opened its doors to the first of those essential employees eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. At the end of ...
Beginning Wednesday, February 24, Pre-K to 12 educators, school system employees and childcare providers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination under North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services’ phased approach. CaroMont ...
Cold, Flu or COVID-19?
Posted Jan 28, 2021
Challenging times can take a toll on your emotional well-being. If you're looking to improve your mental health but don't know where to start, our experts can help. Read their best tips to prioritize mental health for both you and your ...
Thursday morning, CaroMont Health received approximately 1,950 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination, designated for front line healthcare workers. The health system's vaccination roll out follows prioritization guidelines as outlined in ...
What would you do to save someone’s life? For most people, it’s an easy answer: at a minimum, you would do anything you could without significantly endangering your own life or the lives of those you hold most dear. The COVID-19 pandemic ...
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is not something you want to get. That is what Dr. Jay Hendler, Medical Director of Pulmonary Medicine and Chief of Staff Elect for CaroMont Regional Medical Center, wants the public to know. Having made lung health ...
The following is an article written by Bill Poteat, Reporter for the Gaston Gazette. If you’re looking for a sunny vision of where Gaston County stands in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, CaroMont Health Dr. Erik Schuls is not the man ...
Women's Health and COVID-19
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Personal health and wellbeing should always been top-of-mind, but with the added strain of a global pandemic, prioritizing your physical and emotion health has never been more important. Dr. Kelvin Harris, OB/GYN at CaroMont Women’s Health, ...
To help protect the health of our patients and employees, CaroMont Health has implemented the following visitor restrictions and screening requirements for all CaroMont Health facilities, including CaroMont Regional Medical Center, the Birthplace and ...
GASTONIA, NC – Following a brief pause in non-time sensitive and non-emergent procedures due to the early ripples of COVID-19, CaroMont Health today announced all elective procedures and surgeries will resume on Monday, May 18. Additionally, ...
Why You Shouldn't Delay Care
Posted May 6, 2020
With the fear and anxiety that can surround COVID-19, many are worried about seeing their doctor face-to-face and some have even made the very risky decision to put off urgent medical care and treatment. However, it’s important for patients to ...
This guide unpacks some of the best free tools for connecting with friends and family, including ideas for fun virtual activities that will make happy stay-at-home campers out of kids and adults alike. Ideal for Smartphones and Mobile WhatsApp. ...
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