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  • What You Should Know About Colorectal Cancer

    What You Should Know About Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal or colon and rectal cancer, is a cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It affects men and women of all ethnic groups, and is most often found in people age 50 years or older. It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Colorectal cancer screening ...

  • Lazy Eye: Facts Parents Need To Know

    Lazy Eye: Facts Parents Need To Know

    Lazy eye (amblyopia) is reduced vision in one eye caused by abnormal visual development early in life. When nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren’t properly stimulated, the brain favors the other eye. The weaker, or lazy, eye often wanders inward or outward.Amblyopia generally develops from birth up to age 7 years. It is the leading cause of decreased vision in one eye ...

  • Need A New Hip? Consider Anterior Hip Replacement

    Need A New Hip? Consider Anterior Hip Replacement

    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 300,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States. Anterior hip replacement is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of damaged bones in the hip joint using an artificial hip. The procedure is typically performed when arthritis is the main reason for hip replacement, but it can ...

  • Stay Informed About Prostate Cancer

    Stay Informed About Prostate Cancer

    According to the American Cancer Society, one of every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the U.S. after skin cancer. Prostate cancer is a serious disease, but with education, early detection and careful management, the vast majority of men with prostate cancer will survive the disease and ...

  • Fight The Flu — Get Vaccinated!

    Fight The Flu — Get Vaccinated!

    With fall right around the corner, cold and flu season will soon be upon us. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, affects millions of people each year. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can be a very serious disease which can lead to hospitalization and even death. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get the flu vaccine ...

  • Five Frequently Asked Breastfeeding Questions

    Five Frequently Asked Breastfeeding Questions

    If you’re a first-time mom, you probably have questions about breastfeeding. How often should I breastfeed my baby? How can I tell if my baby is hungry? Below, CareMount Medical OB/GYN, Dr. Sadia Sahabi, provides answers to several common questions asked by new moms. 1. How long should I breastfeed my baby?Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of a baby’s life. ...

  • Arthritis: Not Just An Adult Disorder, According To CareMount Medical

    Arthritis: Not Just An Adult Disorder, According To CareMount Medical

    According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, approximately 294,000 children in the U.S. under age 18 have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common type of childhood arthritis. It is usually an autoimmune disorder. Juvenile arthritis can affect children of ...

  • Give It Your Best Shot: A CareMount Medical Expert On Immunizations

    Give It Your Best Shot: A CareMount Medical Expert On Immunizations

    Over time, our immune systems tend to weaken, putting us at higher risk for certain diseases. About 45,000 adults die each year from illnesses that could have been prevented by a vaccination (immunization). The best way to prevent certain complications is to get the appropriate vaccines. A physician can decide which vaccines are right for you based on your age, prior ...

  • Memory Matters: Maintain Brain Health With These Tips

    Memory Matters: Maintain Brain Health With These Tips

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5.7 million Americans were estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, which brings attention to those struggling with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. As we age, it is common to have some memory loss, or age-associated memory impairment, due to the ...

  • Signs Your Child May Have Asthma

    Signs Your Child May Have Asthma

    In childhood asthma, the lungs and airways become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers. Inflammation leads to swelling and production of mucus. Triggers vary from child to child but generally include:• Viral infections such as the common cold• Exposure to air pollutants, such as tobacco smoke• Allergies to dust mites, pet dander, pollen or mold• Physical activity• Weather ...

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