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  • I Am A Cancer Patient. What Should I Be Doing to Protect Myself During the COVID-19 Crisis?

    I Am A Cancer Patient. What Should I Be Doing to Protect Myself During the COVID-19 Crisis?

    Cancer patients need to adhere to particular guidelines to maintain their health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. This is especially pertinent for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. It’s important to point out that individuals with any underlying medical condition, no matter the age, are at increased risk of developing complications from infection with ...

  • Senior Health: Keeping Anxiety And Stress at Bay

    Senior Health: Keeping Anxiety And Stress at Bay

    As cases of the novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19 continue to increase worldwide and particularly here in New York State, researchers have learned that older adults and people with chronic health conditions may be particularly susceptible to the respiratory illness, which can cause pneumonia and symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea and shortness of breath. The coronavirus is a ...

  • Pregnancy And COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    Pregnancy And COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says women who are pregnant should be monitored more closely than the general population since they are known to be at risk of severe viral illness. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which make them more susceptible to complications from viral respiratory infections. If you are pregnant, you should take the ...

  • Should My Child See The Pediatrician For Vaccines Or Well-Visits During This Pandemic?

    Should My Child See The Pediatrician For Vaccines Or Well-Visits During This Pandemic?

    We’re getting asked by many parents if, during this pandemic, they should bring their children in for vaccinations and scheduled well visits. In general, the answer is yes. Getting those early immunizations in for babies and toddlers has important benefits. It helps to protect them from infections, such as pneumococcus and pertussis that can be deadly, at a time when their immune ...

  • Top Five Things To Know About Virtual Visits With YOUR Doctor: An Update From CareMount Medical

    Top Five Things To Know About Virtual Visits With YOUR Doctor: An Update From CareMount Medical

    Now, more than ever, having the option to “see” your own physician virtually instead of going into an office is key in order to practice social distancing. When deciding to do a virtual visit as opposed to an in-person visit, there are many factors to consider—from who the doctor is, to managing your health records, and more. Not all telehealth platforms are the same, so think about the ...

  • Safe Use Of Antibiotics

    Safe Use Of Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are medications created almost 100 years ago to fight bacterial infections. They have transformed health care and the treatment of medical conditions. Infectious diseases, such as pneumonia, used to be listed as the most common cause of death in the United States; whereas today, it is ranked number eight. Unfortunately, as antibiotic usage has surged in recent years, many ...

  • Ten Tips To Eating Heart Healthy

    Ten Tips To Eating Heart Healthy

    Heart disease is a growing epidemic, but eating a heart healthy diet is your best defense in reducing your risk. CareMount Medical Cardiologist, Dr. Richard Keating, shares these tips:1. Decrease saturated fats and trans fats.Decrease saturated fats (such as whole milk, butter, fatty cuts of meat) and trans fats (e.g. fast foods) and choose monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (from ...

  • Do You Suffer From Acne? Tips To Maintain Clear, Healthy Looking Skin

    Do You Suffer From Acne? Tips To Maintain Clear, Healthy Looking Skin

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne affects nearly 50 million Americans every year. Acne is considered a skin disease of the pilosebaceous unit, which is the skin pore and associated hair follicle/oil complex. While acne typically affects adolescents and young adults, it can begin and even worsen for adults in their 30s, 40s and ...

  • 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 ...

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