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  • Nuclear Testing: It’s For The Heart, Too

    Nuclear Testing: It’s For The Heart, Too

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- “Don’t go ‘nuclear’” might be a warning to someone who is highly stressed and overreacting to a situation, but when it comes to testing the impact of stress activity on the heart, “nuclear” may be just what the doctor ordered.That’s because use of nuclear material, radioactive isotopes that act as a “dye,” can give physicians more accurate information about ...

  • Scientists Continue Hunt For Improved Diagnosis And Treatment Of Epilepsy

    Scientists Continue Hunt For Improved Diagnosis And Treatment Of Epilepsy

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The first known reports of epilepsy, which is characterized by seizures due to intense electrical activity in the brain, appeared in Assyrian writings around 2000 B.C. Ancient Greek medical texts reference the first neurosurgical procedure as being performed to quiet brain seizures. Mythological tales of demonic possession and lycanthropy – people convulsing ...

  • How To Protect Your Aging Spine

    How To Protect Your Aging Spine

    Suffering from acute back pain isn't a unique experience. Roughly 8 out of 10 Americans experience spine discomfort of some sort, commonly worsening with age.“As the body ages, the spine takes on additional pressure and wear,” said Dr. Pierre Bruneau, an orthopedic surgeon at CareMount Medical. “But while these conditions increase among seniors, medical innovations are making it easier ...

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines Offer Protection From Serious Childhood Illnesses

    Pneumococcal Vaccines Offer Protection From Serious Childhood Illnesses

    When it comes to preventing illness, vaccines stand at the forefront of disease protection."Vaccines strengthen our body’s immune response," said Dr. Amy Amin Patil, a pediatrician at CareMount Medical. "After a vaccination, our immune system creates antibodies that can protect us from future exposure to a disease."Vaccines are especially important in children, and ...

  • Still Need A Flu Shot? Go Right Now Says CareMount Medical

    Still Need A Flu Shot? Go Right Now Says CareMount Medical

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Influenza is nothing to sneeze at. Infecting millions of Americans annually and causing tens of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths each year, the flu often affects society's most vulnerable.With work and school in full swing, the fall season is ripe for the person-to-person spread of the flu virus. According to Dr. Barbara Alpert, a specialist in ...

  • 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, ...

  • CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    A breast cancer diagnosis can trigger a host of immediate questions and concerns. However, knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference when beginning treatment said Dr. Lyda E. Rojas Carroll, director of Breast Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System at CareMount Medical.Below, she shared five questions to consider when newly-diagnosed:What is the stage and type of ...

  • Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    It's late, your child is in visible pain and you're unsure whether the condition will worsen overnight. Most pediatricians practice standard business hours, while a hospital's emergency room can come with long wait times and a sizable bill. Thankfully, urgent care facilities are emerging as an attractive alternative for parents seeking after-hours treatment for non-life-threatening ...

  • This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    With class back in session, fall is the ideal time to schedule a back-to-school eye exam. From books and papers to iPads and laptops, having healthy eyes can have a significant impact on a student's learning and prevent in-classroom struggles."The purpose for a checkup is to identify and address any vision problems early on, before they may lead to learning problems and falling ...

  • Help Your Child Stay In The Game By Avoiding Overuse Sports Injuries

    Help Your Child Stay In The Game By Avoiding Overuse Sports Injuries

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- As organized fall sports resume and young athletes once again return to the playing fields, complaints of knee and heel pain can become a common cry amongst growing children.According to the experts at CareMount Medical, the reasoning for this common pain is largely due to the normal growth process."Between the ages of 9 and 14 years old, children go ...

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