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 […]

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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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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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Five Frequently Asked Breastfeeding Questions

By Sadia Sahabi, MD | Obstetrics & Gynecology 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? CareMount Medical OB/GYN, Dr. Sadia Sahabi, provides answers to several common questions asked by new moms. How long should I […]

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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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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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Exercising While Pregnant: What’s safe and what you should avoid

By Jed L. Turk, MD, FACOG | Obstetrics & Gynecology Two common questions first-time expectant mothers often ask are: “Is exercising safe during pregnancy?” and “Should I be exercising while pregnant?” The short answer is yes. Women who exercise in pregnancy tend to have less weight gain, easier labors, and better recovery. They also decrease […]

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Does Menopause Keep You Awake at Night?

By Stephanie Gore, MD MPH FACOG | Obstetrics & Gynecology Hormones affect your mood and sleep, especially as you age. In fact, about 61 percent of women who are past menopause (the one-year anniversary of your last period) and almost 80 percent of women who are in perimenopause (when your body starts to transition toward menopause) […]

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Heart Disease in Women: Are you at Risk?

By Kola Dushaj  MD  FACP  FHM | Internal Medicine Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in four female deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! While heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, there are some key differences […]

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Breast Imaging in 2019: What you need to know

By Beth. Freedman, MD | Breast Surgery What is a 3D mammogram, and who needs one? A mammogram with tomosynthesis, or a 3D mammogram, is a low dose mammogram which captures many additional pictures of the breast without exposing the patient to any additional radiation. Traditional mammos produces just two images of each breast, a side-to-side […]

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Do you Suffer from Pelvic Floor Disorders?

By Pakeeza Alam, MD FACOG | Urogynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology Pelvic floor disorders are common problems facing women and many do not seek medical help. These disorders can result from a variety of medical conditions as well as normal changes associated with childbirth and aging.  Pelvic floor disorders may cause sexual dysfunction, vaginal pain or discomfort, fecal/urinary […]

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How to Treat Osteoarthritis

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.  The knee, a weight bearing joint, is the […]

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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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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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Celebrate Women’s Health Month with the Holistic Care of Midwifery

By Megan Corjulo, CNM | Midwife The month of May is filled with celebration and renewed life. Amid blooming spring flowers and budding trees, we celebrate Mother’s Day and we begin to prepare our families and ourselves for an active, fun-filled summer.  Yet, as a woman, before you can take care of others, you must […]

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The Best Gift For Mother’s Day

By Caroline DeFilippo, MD MPH | Internal Medicine  I hear the same story repeated every single day in my office. “I’ve been so busy taking care of my children, my aging parents, and my family, getting them scheduled with their doctors, that I hardly have time to make an appointment for myself. I feel as though […]

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What is Endometriosis?

By Jyothi Parapurath, MD, FACOG | Obstetrics & Gynecology  According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, endometriosis affects at least 11% of American women between the ages of 15 and 44. It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s.

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Do Midwives Do More Than Just Deliver Babies?

By Deborah Healy, CNM MS | Midwifery When people hear the term ‘midwife,’ they might picture a woman coaching a mother through labor, about to deliver a baby. In fact, midwives (who can also be male) receive in-depth training in primary care, in addition to gynecology and obstetrics. Like doctors, midwives can be partners in evidence-based […]

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Navigating the “New Normal” After Breast Cancer Treatment – Tips to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Enhance the Quality of Their Lives

Oncology/Hematology Hooray! The moment that you’ve been awaiting has arrived. You have successfully completed treatment for breast cancer.  No more radiation or chemotherapy.  Time to return to “everyday normal.”  But, wait…

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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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5 Things You Should Question If You Have Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

By Lyda E. Rojas Carroll, MD FACS | Breast Surgery  What is the stage and type of cancer?  This can be answered by testing a tissue sample, commonly known as biopsy, which can be done using either ultrasound mammogram or a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  This radiographic testing along with a breast exam can tell you the […]

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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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Zika and Pregnancy: Do I Need to be Tested?

By David J. Berck, MD MPH | Maternal & Fetal Medicine The images flooding the media are alarming: Babies with abnormally small heads – one of the most prominent birth defects resulting from Zika infection in their pregnant mothers – and destined to live with physical and mental impairments for the rest of their lives.

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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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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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Breast Reconstruction: Is the procedure right for you?

By Karoline S. Nowillo, MD | Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Breast Reconstruction: Is the procedure right for you? More than 230,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to estimates by the American Cancer Society. Many of those women will have surgery to remove all or part of the breast. Breast reconstruction, performed […]

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New Advance in Mammography

By Marc A. Hertz, MD | Radiology  Much has been written about a new advance in mammography, known as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, or DBT. Radiologists have struggled for years to find a means to identify small masses in women with dense, glandular breast architecture- almost half of all women will have a dense breast architecture. […]

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Breast Screening and Breast Biopsy: What Every Woman Should Know

By Lyda E. Rojas Carroll, MD, FACS | Breast Surgery A woman should plan to have a mammogram every year beginning at age 40, preferably one week after her period has ended. Those women with dense breasts should also request an ultrasound to allow for better visualization. Ultrasound uses sounds waves to determine if there are […]

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World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

By Judy McAvoy RNC, IBCLC Twenty-two years ago the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) initiated the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaign to focus and facilitate actions to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. The theme and slogan this year is: WBW 2014: BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal- For LIFE! UNICEF, WHO and The American Academy of […]

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