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What Foods Promote Brain Health?
Posted Aug 27, 2019
Feeling sluggish or like your brain isn’t keeping up like it used to? While there is no perfect way to prevent the decline of brain functioning as we age, foods that are rich in B vitamins, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can all promote ...
What to Expect for a Skin Check
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Adults should check their skin and moles about every three months. Those at risk for skin cancer should have a trained physician or dermatologist examine their skin once a year. Read more about how to prepare and what happens during your annual skin ...
Sunscreen 101
Posted Jul 8, 2019
One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. It’s not just important that you wear sunscreen, but how you choose sunscreen and how you apply sunscreen also matters. The sun emits two kinds of ultraviolet rays: Ultraviolet A ...
How the Sun Affects Your Skin
Posted Jul 1, 2019
The summer means warm weather and time outdoors. But overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays can cause a variety of skin issues. Do you know how the sun can affect your skin? No tan is a healthy tan, because any change in your skin’s color ...
CAROMONT HEALTH SURGEONS FIRST IN NORTH CAROLINA TO PERFORM MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE New Surgery Promises Shorter Recovery and Less Pain for Some Rib Fractures Recently, Dr. Graydon Stallard and Dr. Anthony Raspanti of CaroMont Surgical ...
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 ...
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