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  • According To CareMount Expert, Nutrition Is The New Medicine

    According To CareMount Expert, Nutrition Is The New Medicine

    “You are what you eat!” I love this familiar expression, first written in 1826, because we are now talking about the importance of nutrition with each other, in our schools and with our doctors. Although many of our eating habits were formed during childhood, it’s never too late to change them.When we talk about what you eat, we mean food as the source of essential building blocks and ...

  • CareMount Expert Lists Must-Haves For Medicine Cabinet And First Aid Kit

    CareMount Expert Lists Must-Haves For Medicine Cabinet And First Aid Kit

    Thinking about getting started on your spring cleaning? Don’t neglect your medicine cabinet or first aid kit essentials this season! As you begin your cleaning, make note of the items you currently have and what you will need to stock up on, and be sure to throw out any medications or prescriptions that have expired. Use this handy list of top 10 medicine cabinet must-haves and top five ...

  • Stop Seasonal Allergies: Understand Causes, Prevention And Treatment

    Stop Seasonal Allergies: Understand Causes, Prevention And Treatment

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Spring, with its showy display of flowering buds and blooming trees, is the favorite season for many people, unless you are among the 58 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Most seasonal allergies begin in the spring, when tree and grass pollens circulate in the air until late June. Mold, another allergy offender, begins in February and can ...

  • With So Many Possible Destinations, Make CareMount Medical Your First

    With So Many Possible Destinations, Make CareMount Medical Your First

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Each year, more and more Americans travel internationally. CareMount Medical’s John Raffalli, MD FACP (Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases) and Neeta Chitkara, MD (Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases) encourage patients to be proactive and take steps to anticipate issues that may arise during a trip.Learning about your destination before traveling is ...

  • Nuclear Testing: It’s For The Heart, Too

    Nuclear Testing: It’s For The Heart, Too

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- “Don’t go ‘nuclear’” might be a warning to someone who is highly stressed and overreacting to a situation, but when it comes to testing the impact of stress activity on the heart, “nuclear” may be just what the doctor ordered.That’s because use of nuclear material, radioactive isotopes that act as a “dye,” can give physicians more accurate information about ...

  • Scientists Continue Hunt For Improved Diagnosis And Treatment Of Epilepsy

    Scientists Continue Hunt For Improved Diagnosis And Treatment Of Epilepsy

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The first known reports of epilepsy, which is characterized by seizures due to intense electrical activity in the brain, appeared in Assyrian writings around 2000 B.C. Ancient Greek medical texts reference the first neurosurgical procedure as being performed to quiet brain seizures. Mythological tales of demonic possession and lycanthropy – people convulsing ...