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September is a great time to get your blood cholesterol checked in observance of National Cholesterol Education month. Cheryl Gunther, FNP-BC with CaroMont Family Medicine in Kings Mountain encourages her patients to make primary care visits part of ...
If you or a loved one has ever undergone cancer treatment, then you understand the relief, exhaustion and emotions that pour out upon completion of treatment. At the CaroMont Cancer Center, patients ring our Victory Bell at the end of treatment to ...
Self-Care During and After Cancer Treatment If you or a loved one has ever undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment, you understand how hard it is to feel like yourself. But there are a few simple things you can do to improve your energy levels ...
Know the Signs of a Stroke
Posted May 22, 2018
One out of six people will have a stroke in their lifetime and it’s not just the elderly at risk. A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and at any age so staying in-the-know is an important first step to reducing your risk. May is Stroke ...
Decoding the Keto Diet
Posted Apr 19, 2018
From actress Halle Berry to famous basketball player LeBron James, it seems like every time you flip through the headlines, a new celebrity is talking about the keto diet. The what diet? Stay with us. Keto, short for Ketogenic, is a high-fat, ...
The Importance of Stretching
Posted Apr 5, 2018
You know that drinking enough water helps maintain a healthy diet and that getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your overall health, but did you know that you should incorporate stretching into your day-to-day routine? Whether you run 10 ...
April showers bring… tick season? That’s right, according to the CDC—April through September is considered the most active season for ticks. Like mosquitos, ticks come with their own dangers for people who like to spend time ...
CaroMont Health and Wellness personal trainer Jake Turney works with patients to emphasize the importance of exercise. He explains that frequent exercise decreases your risk of heart disease because it helps improve cholesterol, regulate weight, ...
The heart wants what it wants, but it needs a healthy diet to do its job well. Treating your heart to healthy foods at each meal really isn’t as difficult as you think. CaroMont’s Community Wellness Registered Dietitian, Meghan Gregory, ...
Heart Disease is on the rise this year— especially for women. Often thought of as a disease that has historically plagued men, recent studies have revealed that it is actually women at an increased risk for heart disease. While we’ve been ...
Whether we talk about it openly or just with our significant other, sexual health is an important part of quality of life and happiness in relationships for many of us. Sadly, sexual health problems are common, with more than 40% of women ...
Visitors Under Age of 13 Not Permitted in Hospital to Prevent Spread of Flu and Flu-Like Illness In order to help control the spread of flu and flu-like illness, CaroMont Health will temporarily restrict visitors under the age of 13 to CaroMont ...
CaroMont Health will be holding a free prostate screening on Monday, September 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at CaroMont Outpatient Surgery, 2555 Court Drive, Gastonia. Space is limited. Please call 704.834.2522 to schedule your appointment. Do You ...
Heat and Humidity Safety Tips
Posted Aug 15, 2017
Lurking Dangers of Summer Heat and Humidity Leona Miller, MD with CaroMont Family Medicine—Steele Creek Offers Tips to Stay Healthy If you find yourself day dreaming of cooler, fall weather, you’re probably not alone. Temperatures have ...
Free Over-the-Counter-Medicine Give-Away Returns to Gaston County NC MedAssist will hold a free Overt-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine Give Away Day in Gastonia on Friday, June 9, 2017. The event, which is sponsored byCaroMont Health and The Gaston County ...
Motorcycle Safety Essentials
Posted May 16, 2017
Motorcycle Safety Essentials The weather is perfect, the highway is calling and you’re ready for life to throw you and your bike a few (scenic) curves. Motorcycle season is here, and for Motorcycle Safety Month this May, CaroMont Health has a ...
The Secret Ingredient to Better Health On weekends when you don’t have to set an alarm, sleep may feel like a luxury. In fact, sleep is the farthest thing from a luxury—it’s a necessity for preventing disease, supporting your immune ...
What Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Cancer Screenings When it comes to beating cancer, early detection is critical—and can save your life. Screening tests play a key role in finding cancer before a person develops any symptoms, when ...
Reduce Your Risk for Skin Cancer with Sunscreen Warmer weather means more fun in the sun, but don’t let a sunburn put a damper on your fun. Dr. Ashley Walker, Dermatologist at CaroMont Dermatology, provides a refresher on proper sunscreen use. ...
Lace up your running or walking shoes and mark your calendar for the fourth annual CaroMont Community Challenge. The 5k run and 1-mile fun walk will take place on Saturday, May 13 at Stuart W. Cramer High School in Belmont, with proceeds supporting ...
CaroMont Health announced today that it is temporarily restricting visitors under the age of 13 to CaroMont Regional Medical Center effective Friday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. Due to the growing prevalence of the flu, the decision to temporarily ...
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month Gaston Hospice invites the community to attend Thoughts in Passing, a multi-media event featuring the work of portrait artist Claudea Bicen on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. Thoughts in Passing ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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