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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Did you know high levels of stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your health? Find out how incorporating meditation into your routine can improve your mental health. What is meditation? Meditation is the practice of quieting your mind. ...
Midwives are medical care providers with special training in obstetrics and gynecology. Many midwives primarily provide prenatal care and deliver babies, but most midwives do more, including offering women care throughout life. Some midwives work ...
The Birthplace at CaroMont Regional Medical Center is a state of the art facility offering new parents the opportunity to welcome their babies in an environment that puts family first. Sarah Bolynn, MSN, RNC-NIC and Nurse Educator for the Neonatal ...
We all know sweet treats are just that. Treats. But is the recent hot topic of “sugar addiction” fake news or good nutritional advice? Animal studies suggest that sugar consumption and withdrawal can lead to behavior and neurochemical ...
What are pelvic floor muscles and what do they do? Almost everyone has heard of physical therapy, but a large portion of individuals are not familiar with the specialized field of pelvic floor physical therapy and the important part it can play in ...
Ask the Expert: Stop the Bleed
Posted May 29, 2018
Q: May is National Trauma Awareness Month. What is the most important aspect of trauma? A:: This year marks the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s recognition of the need for trauma awareness and delegation of resources to work ...
Ask the Expert: Flu Shot 101
Posted Nov 22, 2017
Q: Will the flu shot give me the flu? A: No, the flu shot is not a living virus, so you cannot get the flu from it. It may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, headache, fatigue, sore throat, soreness at the injection site and/or aches lasting one or ...
Ask the Expert: The Flu Vaccination Katie McCurry, PA-C South Point Family Practice - Stanley Q: Does the flu shot give you the flu? A: The inactivated flu vaccination (injection) will NOT give you the flu. It is a virus that isn't active. While ...
Ask the Expert - Are Mammograms Really Necessary?​ Paula Lundgren, MD, FACS CaroMont Breast Surgical Specialists When we think of getting a mammogram, there are tons of things that sound more fun. But with breast cancer being the second leading cause ...
Dr. Rebecca Brown, CaroMont Palliative Care Provider, Makes the Distinction between Palliative Care and Hospice Learning that you have a serious illness is a challenging time and many are left to endure chronic symptoms and suffering as a result. ...
Managing Holiday Stress for More Joy Your weekends are packed with parties; your in-laws are coming for Christmas this year; your holiday mantel isn’t even close to Pinterest perfect; and your shopping list is still a mile long—pressure ...
More than 40% of women have dense breast tissue, and most may not know it. Unfortunately, those with dense breast tissue are at greater risk of cancer. Dense breasts can mask cancer making it difficult to detect on a regular mammogram. If cancer is ...
Q&A: Gregory Woo, MD
Posted Feb 20, 2015
Gregory Woo, MD, FHRS, FACC, says he knew after his first interview that he was making the right decision to practice at CaroMont. “I knew I would be joining a young and dynamic team who shared a similar medical philosophy.” Dr. ...
Q&A with Dr. Letts, Cardiologist
Posted Feb 15, 2015
A passion for learning and sharing that knowledge for the betterment of others is what inspired Dustin Letts, MD, to go into the medical field and specialize in Cardiology. “Cardiology provides many ways to impact almost every patient making ...
Why did you decide to become a physician? The greatest honor and responsibility in life is to serve others. I cannot think of a more rewarding profession than to be entrusted with someone’s care. As a physician, I am proud and honored to have ...
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