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  • Help Your Child Stay In The Game By Avoiding Overuse Sports Injuries

    Help Your Child Stay In The Game By Avoiding Overuse Sports Injuries

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- As organized fall sports resume and young athletes once again return to the playing fields, complaints of knee and heel pain can become a common cry amongst growing children.According to the experts at CareMount Medical, the reasoning for this common pain is largely due to the normal growth process."Between the ages of 9 and 14 years old, children go ...

  • Kids And Screens: Know When To Power Down, Says CareMount Medical

    Kids And Screens: Know When To Power Down, Says CareMount Medical

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- From smartphones and computers to even the newest modes of transportation, escaping screens today is no easy task. However, as studies begin to show the long term effects screen time has on users of all ages, experts are becoming more aware of the lifestyle risks that come with excessive technology use.What doctors and clinicians have found is that by ...

  • CareMount Medical Adds Specialty Care For Hudson Valley Residents

    CareMount Medical Adds Specialty Care For Hudson Valley Residents

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- For patients seeking personalized medical care in the Hudson Valley, some of the region's best care is available right around the corner with the addition of six new doctors to the CareMount Medical staff.Dr. Monica Gupta joins the team as a specialist in endocrinology and metabolism. A graduate of Drexel University, she brings a track record of treatment and research ...

  • Nuisance Or Necessary: How Important Are Annual Check-Ups?

    Nuisance Or Necessary: How Important Are Annual Check-Ups?

    A rite of passage since early childhood, annual physical exams are commonplace among most healthy Americans. However, this onetime routine check-up has come into question in recent years, due in part to a perceived lack of correlation between check-ups and long-term health. Does the traditional annual check-up still matter? Although the reasoning for the visit may have changed, many ...

  • Zika And Pregnancy: Should You Be Tested?

    Zika And Pregnancy: Should You Be Tested?

    The images associated with Zika in the media are alarming: they depict babies with abnormally small heads, sick mothers and display evidence of various other birth defects. While it is known that children born with the virus can experience physical and mental impairments for the rest of their lives, questions remain. How common is Zika, and should mothers really worry about the ...

  • For Those With Ink Regrets, Tattoo Removal Isn't A Perfect Process

    For Those With Ink Regrets, Tattoo Removal Isn't A Perfect Process

    We all do things we regret. However, when a bad decision results in a tattoo, undoing what's designed to be a lifelong image can be difficult -- and painful.Tattoos have become increasingly popular and acceptable in today's society: some 30 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo. "However, with age and lifestyle changes, many of these people – up to 25 percent -- admit they ...

  • When Are Age Spots More Than Cosmetic? CareMount Doctor Explains

    When Are Age Spots More Than Cosmetic? CareMount Doctor Explains

    As we age, our skin can undergo various transformations. Due to sun exposure, genetics and other environmental factors, dark blemishes can appear on the face, arms and other exposed areas. Often times, these "age spots" are no more than a harmless overproduction of pigment, but sometimes they can be a warning sign of a larger problem."Age spots appear as freckles," ...

  • Don't Make Working Out A Chore: Motivation Is The Key To Staying Fit

    Don't Make Working Out A Chore: Motivation Is The Key To Staying Fit

    Looking to stay fit or get back in shape? It turns out, you're not alone.Recent studies have shown that after decades of immobility, Americans are becoming more and more physically active. According to a 2015 survey, 55 percent of people polled indicated they exercised frequently, a rate that has been increasing since 2008. However, sticking with a regular routine can be difficult. ...

  • Base Tans: Summer Preparation Or Skin Nightmare?

    Base Tans: Summer Preparation Or Skin Nightmare?

    When it comes to preparing our bodies for the powerful summer sun, a bit of early-season color seems to be a natural defense against redness and burning. However, according to dermatologists, developing what's known as a "base tan" and beginning UV exposure early can be deadly.Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. In fact, one in five Americans ...

  • CareMount Medical Shares How To Keep Your Child's Smile Shining

    CareMount Medical Shares How To Keep Your Child's Smile Shining

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dental decay is the most common chronic medical condition in children across the United States. In fact, it is estimated that nearly a quarter of children younger than 5 years old have cavities, increasing the role pediatricians play in preventive oral health. "As bacteria break down sugars or food debris, they produce acid on the surface of the ...

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