Do You Suffer from Acne?

Tips to maintain clear, healthy looking skin By Michael T. Romano, MD, FAAD | Dermatology 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 […]

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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 […]

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Stay Informed About Prostate Cancer

By: Sheldon L. Axelrod, MD| Urology, Cancer Care Team 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 […]

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Need a New Hip? Consider Anterior Hip Replacement

By Evan J. Hawkins, MD, FAAOS| Orthopedics 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 […]

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Give It Your Best Shot

By:  Ayo Moses, MD, MBA | Family Medicine 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 […]

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Men’s Health Month: Urology

By: Dr. Sheldon Axelrod | Urology Common Reasons Why Men See Urologists Problems with urination: slowness of stream, post void dribbling, urinary frequency and urgency.  These are very common symptoms especially in men over age 50.  This is usually related to benign growth of the prostate (BPH).  There are a variety of way to treat […]

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Six Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

By Charles J. Abate, MD, FCCP | Sleep Medicine Do you find yourself struggling to keep your eyes open during the day? Perhaps you are already on your third or fourth cup of coffee for the day? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of U.S. adults report that they do […]

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How to Treat Osteoarthritis

By McKirven Ceus, MD | Sports Medicine & Family Medicine  Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects millions of people worldwide.  It is a slow progressive destruction of cartilage and bone that can cause significant pain, stiffness and decreased function.  It generally occurs in people over 50 years old and the risk increases with age.  […]

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The Impact of Diet on Arthritis

By Ronen Marmur, MD PhD FACR | Rheumatology  The importance of nutrition has been demonstrated by multiple studies that reinforce “we are what we eat.”  In the field of rheumatology, there is growing recognition of the importance of diet and its impact on tissue inflammation and the composition of “healthy bacteria” which play important roles in […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Update

CareMount Medical remains on the cutting edge of the most current research and recommendations in medicine.  The American Cancer Society has proposed the recommendation to lower the age for colorectal cancer screening from 50 to 45 years in all Americans, as new cases of colorectal cancer are occurring at an increasing rate in Americans under […]

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Problems With Your Prostate?

By Warren D. Bromberg, MD FACS | Urology UroLift®& UroNav Offer New Advances for Prostate Health   June is Men’s Health Month. This awareness month highlights the importance of preventative healthcare and appropriate screenings and checkups specific to men to maintain overall health and long-term well-being.

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Lyme Season Is Here

By John T. Rafalli, MD FACP | Infectious Disease Diagnosis and management of tickborne diseases can be very complex and anxiety provoking. Unlike other problems patients have to solve, the internet search results may yield overwhelming amounts of conflicting information.  Further, doctors may not even agree with one another on diagnosis and management of the same […]

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Prostatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment

By David S. Breslin, MD FACS | Urology Prostatitis refers to a series of conditions associated with infection or inflammation of the prostate or the tissues and muscles that surround the prostate. There are numerous symptoms, many of which occur during urination or ejaculation, but can also include debilitating pain in the pelvic or pubic […]

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Feeling Lonely? Here Is What You Can Do

By Elliot B. Barsh, MD | Pediatrics “Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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I’m 55. Do I Need an Annual Physical?

By Lisa R. Bardack, MD | Internal Medicine For more than 100 years, healthy Americans have regularly visited their doctors for an annual physical exam, rarely questioning the value of the routine. The practice began in the early 20th century when life insurance companies began requiring checkups over the life of a policy. Doctors embraced the […]

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Love The Men In Your Life: Recommended Annual Medical Tests for Men in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s

Many men are more attentive to getting their cars tuned regularly than they are to taking care of themselves. Some believe that if they feel fine and maintain a healthy lifestyle there’s no need to see a doctor for a routine checkup. Others find they’re just too busy, that is until there’s a problem. But […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

By Melanie A. Warycha, MD FAAD | Dermatology  With spring underway, and summer right around the corner, many people are spending more time outdoors. While enjoying the warm weather and longer days, remember to practice sun safety. The most common form of cancer in the United States is skin cancer.

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Diabetes and Eye Care

By Dr. Lan Pham | Ophthalmology  Diabetes is an increasingly common condition, affecting nearly 10% of the U.S. population, according to 2014 CDC National Statistics Report*. When the body’s cells aren’t able to take in glucose, it leads to a buildup of sugar in the blood. High glucose levels affect the tiny blood vessels in the […]

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Kidney Dialysis: Benefits of At-Home Treatment

By Yaakov Liss, MD | Nephrology By the time individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) need dialysis treatments, they’ve already been through a lot. More than 26 million American adults have kidney disease – meaning the kidneys aren’t fully removing waste from the body – though many don’t know it.  Diabetes and high blood pressure are […]

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Vaccines for Adults 50+

By Margaret E. Vaughan, MD FACP | Internal Medicine It’s a common misconception that vaccines are just for kids. This assumption typically develops because the bulk of immunizations against Infectious Diseases have occurred during childhood. However, the truth is that older adults – those 50 and up – need vaccinations too. They can have a weakened […]

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State of the Art Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Tears

By Evan H. Karas, MD FAAOS | Orthopedics Whether it’s combing our hair, scratching our backs, getting dressed, or just reaching for a snack in the fridge, many everyday activities require us to lift our arms. But people with a rotator cuff tear in their shoulders can’t make these normal movements without pain and weakness, sometimes […]

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Stay Informed about Prostate Cancer for Men’s Health Month

By Sheldon L. Axelrod, MD | Urology  This month is Men’s Health Month, and there’s no better time to learn about prostate cancer, 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 […]

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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

By Ross S. Levy, MD | Dermatology With more than one million new cases of skin cancer occurring annually, it’s more important than ever this summer to protect the skin you’re in. According to the American Cancer Society, about 5.4 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer will be diagnosed annually in the […]

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The Importance of Keeping Your Feet Healthy

By John J. Oricchio, DPM FACFS | Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and CareMount Medical is encouraging patients to think about their feet and how important taking care of them really is. Our feet are often over looked as a vital part of the body and most […]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

By Asaf Savir, MD | Pulmonology  COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), is a disease that affects mostly current or former smokers.  Fifteen million Americans report they have a COPD diagnosis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a person with COPD, there may be times when you experience a flare-up or […]

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The Value of PSA Testing in Men

By Warren D. Bromberg, MD FACS | Urology Of all the medical controversies that have received significant media attention within the last year, the value of PSA testing in men without symptoms certainly ranks near the top of the list.   Recently U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommended against PSA based screening and then an American […]

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