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  • Still Need A Flu Shot? Go Right Now Says CareMount Medical

    Still Need A Flu Shot? Go Right Now Says CareMount Medical

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Influenza is nothing to sneeze at. Infecting millions of Americans annually and causing tens of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths each year, the flu often affects society's most vulnerable.With work and school in full swing, the fall season is ripe for the person-to-person spread of the flu virus. According to Dr. Barbara Alpert, a specialist in ...

  • Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    Teens and Vaccines: Shots Are All About Saving Lives

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Vaccinations impact the world, and save lives globally. That's why it's especially important for parents to ensure their children are properly guarded against disease with the necessary antibodies. "Vaccines protect your child and everybody else with whom they come in contact with against serious and often deadly diseases," said Dr. Jill Ratner, ...

  • CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    CareMount Explains The 'Right Questions' During Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    A breast cancer diagnosis can trigger a host of immediate questions and concerns. However, knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference when beginning treatment said Dr. Lyda E. Rojas Carroll, director of Breast Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System at CareMount Medical.Below, she shared five questions to consider when newly-diagnosed:What is the stage and type of ...

  • Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    Urgent Care Or ER? CareMount Medical Explains Where To Bring Your Child

    It's late, your child is in visible pain and you're unsure whether the condition will worsen overnight. Most pediatricians practice standard business hours, while a hospital's emergency room can come with long wait times and a sizable bill. Thankfully, urgent care facilities are emerging as an attractive alternative for parents seeking after-hours treatment for non-life-threatening ...

  • This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    This Fall, Don't Skip Your Child's Eye Exam Says CareMount Medical

    With class back in session, fall is the ideal time to schedule a back-to-school eye exam. From books and papers to iPads and laptops, having healthy eyes can have a significant impact on a student's learning and prevent in-classroom struggles."The purpose for a checkup is to identify and address any vision problems early on, before they may lead to learning problems and falling ...

  • 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 ...

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