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The respiratory illness known as RSV is a very common but potentially serious virus, and the leading cause of infant hospitalization around the world. Almost all children get RSV at some point before age two, and for most, RSV is like a cold. But for ...
Out of concern for the health and wellbeing of the community, and due to the widespread prevalence of respiratory viruses such as RSV and flu among young children, several North Carolina health systems ask that children 12 and under not visit ...
Thank you for choosing CaroMont Health and CaroMont Regional Medical Center for your health care needs. On November 1, 2022, the Open Enrollment period begins for health insurance provided through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you don’t ...
Best Tips for Halloween Safety
Posted Oct 28, 2022
Halloween is only days away! While your main focus right now is most likely on costumes and candy, it's never a bad idea to also plan your Halloween with safety in mind. Here are our top five safety tips for parents: Make sure your kids can be ...
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 ...
Women lead extremely busy lives. Whether you have a hectic job, a family to lead or a household to run, healthy eating and exercise can easily slip down the priority list. That's why we spoke to CaroMont Health Wellness Coordinator Amanda Lee and ...
Weather in our area is very unpredictable, but waiting until there is an emergency can leave you and your family vulnerable. Read more about what items should be in your home that can help you weather a potentially hazardous storm. Portable Batteries ...
Bringing Home Your NICU Graduate
Posted Sep 14, 2022
NICU graduates are some of the most amazing and resilient babies. They're also some of the most fragile, and it can be tough to bring them home from the hospital and into a new environment. Your family has endured a challenging time, but with a ...
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 ...
Heartburn is a painful sensation in your chest that some individuals experience after eating. Also known as acid indigestion, heartburn is caused by stomach acid traveling up into the esophagus. For most people, the experience is temporary and ...
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 ...
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