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Not only are vaccinations required for most childcare facilities and schools, they are vital to protecting children from diseases caused by viruses and bacteria, like measles, mumps, polio and whooping cough. But what happens if your child falls ...
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 ...
Summer vacation is here, and that means amusement parks are packed with families escaping their hectic schedules. Before you visit, there are some important steps you can take to make sure your trip to the park remains fun and safe. Read our top tips ...
While ultraviolet rays can damage your eyes any time of year, the summer months are especially harsh. Read to understand what damage can occur and what you can do to ensure your vision remains strong and healthy: Why is summer especially hard on the ...
June is Men's Health Month! According to recent studies, only 40% of men seek treatment when they worry something is wrong with their health. And while good health habits can feel daunting at first, all men can benefit from focusing on these ...
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 ...
You’ve seen them in nearly every snack aisle at the grocery store, and sometimes in the health food section. There is no lack of options when it comes to choosing an energy bar. Typically, these convenient snacks are a dense source of ...
GASTONIA, N.C. – CaroMont Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes the facilities’ achievements in protecting ...
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 ...
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, spring may not be your favorite time of year. Sneezing, congestion and other allergy symptoms are at the least inconvenient, but when the pollen count is high, allergy sufferers can feel fully miserable. Take ...
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help prepare your child for success at school and at home. And as a parent of a student-athlete, keeping yours safe and healthy while balancing academics and other commitments can be a challenge. So ...
Eating healthy often takes planning, commitment and time. But some healthier options are simple to prepare and grab when your schedule is full and time is limited. Read some of our favorite ideas for heart-healthy snacks below: Cheese, Nuts and Dried ...
Over 30 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with heart disease last year. Wherever you are at CaroMont Health, our hearts are right there, helping look after yours. Read more about heart health from our experts: Surprising Ways Alcohol ...
Why Do We "Go Red" for Women?
Posted Feb 4, 2022
Every February, women across the nation “Go Red for Women” as part of the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness. But do you know the shocking statistics behind this observance? Heart disease is the #1 killer of ...
Weather in our area is unpredictable, but waiting until there is inclement weather to be prepared isn’t a safety plan. Read more about what items should be in your home that will help you get through a winter storm. Portable Batteries for Cell ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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