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  • Vaccines: They're Not Just For Kids Says CareMount Medical

    Vaccines: They're Not Just For Kids Says CareMount Medical

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Going to the doctor to get shots is medical commonplace for most growing children. However, more and more doctors are urging a new segment of the population to schedule an appointment and receive their vaccinations: seniors."It's a common misconception that vaccines are just for kids," said Dr. Margaret Vaughan, a geriatrics and internal medicine doctor at ...

  • Stressing Your Heart Out? CareMount Doctor Explains Cardiac Correlation

    Stressing Your Heart Out? CareMount Doctor Explains Cardiac Correlation

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Nobody likes feeling stressed. Not only does it make us feel not ourselves, according to CareMount Medical's Dr. Richard Keating, it can set off a chain of damaging physical and emotional effects. Heart disease is the top killer of both men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives annually. While cardiac abnormalities can be triggered by a variety of ...

  • Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Vaccinations impact the world, and save lives globally. That's why it's especially important for parents to ensure their children are properly guarded against disease with the necessary antibodies. "Vaccines protect your child and everybody else with whom they come in contact with against serious and often deadly diseases," said Dr. Jill Ratner, ...

  • With Strokes, Seconds Can Saves Lives Says CareMount Medical Doctor

    With Strokes, Seconds Can Saves Lives Says CareMount Medical Doctor

    According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is among the ten leading causes of disability and death in the United States. However, when a stroke strikes, it's important to act fast, said Dr. Paul Magda, a neurologist at CareMount Medical. It might just save a life."During a common stroke, oxygen and nutrients are blocked from supplying vital brain areas, by a clot within ...

  • The Doctor Is In: CareMount Medical Opens New Thornwood Urgent Care

    The Doctor Is In: CareMount Medical Opens New Thornwood Urgent Care

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The next generation of urgent medical care is coming to Mount Pleasant. CareMount Medical has recently opened its new urgent care facility located at 12 Marble Avenue in Thornwood.The new urgent care offices will provide medical care for all types of illnesses or injuries that require immediate care but are not serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. ...

  • New At-Home Treatment Revolutionizes Dialysis And Kidney Treatment

    New At-Home Treatment Revolutionizes Dialysis And Kidney Treatment

    By the time a chronic kidney disease that requires dialysis is diagnosed, many patients have already been through a lot. What begins as nausea, fatigue, swelling and vomiting quickly escalates to the treatment stage, which often requires a kidney transplant and hemodialysis. While hemodialysis is effective at removing toxins from the blood stream, it can be a burdensome process. That's ...

  • See Clearer, Faster With Blade-Free Cataract Surgery At CareMount Medical

    See Clearer, Faster With Blade-Free Cataract Surgery At CareMount Medical

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- In today's aging population, cataracts can present a significant problem. A clouding of the eye’s lens which blurs vision, cataracts affect more than half of all Americans by age 80, according to the National Eye Institute. However, according to the eye experts at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, seniors don't need to live with this discomfort thanks to the array ...

  • Base Tans: Summer Preparation Or Skin Nightmare?

    Base Tans: Summer Preparation Or Skin Nightmare?

    When it comes to preparing our bodies for the powerful summer sun, a bit of early-season color seems to be a natural defense against redness and burning. However, according to dermatologists, developing what's known as a "base tan" and beginning UV exposure early can be deadly.Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. In fact, one in five Americans ...

  • Not All Rotator Cuff Injuries Are Equal Says CareMount Medical Surgeon

    Not All Rotator Cuff Injuries Are Equal Says CareMount Medical Surgeon

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Whether it’s combing our hair, getting dressed, or just reaching for a snack in the fridge, many everyday activities require us to lift our arms. Unfortunately, those with a rotator cuff tear in their shoulder often can’t make simple movements without pain and weakness. However, thanks to advances in surgical and non-surgical procedures, patients with shoulder ...

  • Don't Make Working Out A Chore: Motivation Is The Key To Staying Fit

    Don't Make Working Out A Chore: Motivation Is The Key To Staying Fit

    Looking to stay fit or get back in shape? It turns out, you're not alone.Recent studies have shown that after decades of immobility, Americans are becoming more and more physically active. According to a 2015 survey, 55 percent of people polled indicated they exercised frequently, a rate that has been increasing since 2008. However, sticking with a regular routine can be difficult. ...

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