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  • Back-To-School: Seven Easy Tips To Get You And Your Child Ready For A New Year

    Back-To-School: Seven Easy Tips To Get You And Your Child Ready For A New Year

    With the start of the new school year just around the corner, now is a great time to start preparing your family to make the transition back to school smooth and easy. Here are some helpful tips to get the whole family organized ahead of the back-to-school rush:1. Sleep schedule: Kids tend to sleep in and stay up later during the summer. Getting them back on a regular sleep schedule ...

  • Understanding Pain Management: Techniques And Treatments

    Understanding Pain Management: Techniques And Treatments

    Pain management is designed to treat chronic pain and allows a person to live a full, enjoyable life. Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than three to six months or pain beyond the point of tissue healing. Some forms of chronic pain can be linked to an identifiable cause, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis. Other forms have no clear cause, such ...

  • What Is Psoriasis? A CareMount Medical Expert Explains

    What Is Psoriasis? A CareMount Medical Expert Explains

    According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells causing the development of thick red plaques on the skin with overlying silvery scales. Plaques are typically found on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp; however, psoriasis can develop ...

  • 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 ...

  • Look Out For Lice! Avoid This Pesky Parasite With Tips From CareMount Medical

    Look Out For Lice! Avoid This Pesky Parasite With Tips From CareMount Medical

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated six to 12 million lice infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children three to 11 years of age. Head lice, or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that is spread by close person-to-person contact.Head lice are transmitted through lice attaching their eggs to the base of the hair shaft ...

  • 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 ...

  • What Is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction? A CareMount Medical Expert Explains

    What Is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction? A CareMount Medical Expert Explains

    Women undergoing single or double mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment have the option to select an advanced microsurgical plastic surgery technique – the DIEP flap – for autologous tissue breast reconstruction. DIEP is an acronym for Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator, the system of lower abdominal wall blood vessels that are used to perfuse the tissue for the ...

  • HPV: Not Just Your Daughter’s Vaccination, According To CareMount Medical Expert

    HPV: Not Just Your Daughter’s Vaccination, According To CareMount Medical Expert

    As a teenager enters the exam room for their yearly checkup at their doctor’s office, chances are his or her physician will ask if they are familiar with the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus, most commonly known as HPV. Over the years, there has been a rise in the discussion of HPV amongst families, adolescents and physicians. And why wouldn’t there be? According to the ...

  • With So Many Possible Destinations, Make CareMount Medical Your First

    With So Many Possible Destinations, Make CareMount Medical Your First

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Each year, more and more Americans travel internationally. CareMount Medical’s John Raffalli, MD FACP (Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases) and Neeta Chitkara, MD (Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases) encourage patients to be proactive and take steps to anticipate issues that may arise during a trip.Learning about your destination before traveling is ...

  • Stop Seasonal Allergies: Understand Causes, Prevention And Treatment

    Stop Seasonal Allergies: Understand Causes, Prevention And Treatment

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Spring, with its showy display of flowering buds and blooming trees, is the favorite season for many people, unless you are among the 58 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Most seasonal allergies begin in the spring, when tree and grass pollens circulate in the air until late June. Mold, another allergy offender, begins in February and can ...

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