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  • What Is Psoriasis? A CareMount Medical Expert Explains

    What Is Psoriasis? A CareMount Medical Expert Explains

    According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells causing the development of thick red plaques on the skin with overlying silvery scales. Plaques are typically found on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp; however, psoriasis can develop ...

  • Look Out For Lice! Avoid This Pesky Parasite With Tips From CareMount Medical

    Look Out For Lice! Avoid This Pesky Parasite With Tips From CareMount Medical

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated six to 12 million lice infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children three to 11 years of age. Head lice, or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that is spread by close person-to-person contact.Head lice are transmitted through lice attaching their eggs to the base of the hair shaft ...

  • Back-To-School: Seven Easy Tips To Get You And Your Child Ready For A New Year

    Back-To-School: Seven Easy Tips To Get You And Your Child Ready For A New Year

    With the start of the new school year just around the corner, now is a great time to start preparing your family to make the transition back to school smooth and easy. Here are some helpful tips to get the whole family organized ahead of the back-to-school rush:1. Sleep schedule: Kids tend to sleep in and stay up later during the summer. Getting them back on a regular sleep schedule ...

  • Understanding Pain Management: Techniques And Treatments

    Understanding Pain Management: Techniques And Treatments

    Pain management is designed to treat chronic pain and allows a person to live a full, enjoyable life. Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than three to six months or pain beyond the point of tissue healing. Some forms of chronic pain can be linked to an identifiable cause, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis. Other forms have no clear cause, such ...

  • Osteoporosis: Are You One Of The 10 Million?

    Osteoporosis: Are You One Of The 10 Million?

    Osteoporosis is a common disease in older individuals, characterized by too little bone formation, excessive bone loss or a combination of both, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Most people do not realize they have it until they either have a fracture or they get a bone mineral density test.Prevalence and RiskOsteoporosis develops ...

  • Avoid Food Poisoning With Tips From CareMount Medical

    Avoid Food Poisoning With Tips From CareMount Medical

    I am so thankful for the summer weather and excited for all the cookouts that come with it! As many of us enjoy the barbecues and picnics, it is important to pay attention to food safety.Food poisoning comes from consuming contaminated food. Food can be contaminated by germs including bacteria, viruses, parasites or natural toxins found in some mold or mushrooms. Symptoms of food ...

  • Problems With Your Prostate? UroLift® And UroNav Offer New Advances

    Problems With Your Prostate? UroLift® And UroNav Offer New Advances

    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. CareMount Medical offers two state-of-the-art procedures for male patients dealing specifically with prostate issues, the UroLift® System and the UroNav Fusion Biopsy System. ...

  • Lyme Season Is Here

    Lyme Season Is Here

    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 patients.At CareMount Medical, we follow the Infectious Diseases Society ...

  • What Is Endometriosis? A CareMount Expert Explains

    What Is Endometriosis? A CareMount Expert Explains

    According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, endometriosis affects at least 11 percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44. It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder which occurs when the tissue lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It is typically found on ...

  • CareMount Expert Offers Advice On Springtime Protection For Your Skin

    CareMount Expert Offers Advice On Springtime Protection For Your Skin

    The daffodils and forsythia are starting to flower, the days are getting warmer, and with the arrival of spring, so too comes itchy skin. According to CareMount Medical Dermatologist, Brent D. Wainwright, MD, FAAD, the main offenders are invisible allergens in the air, pollen and mold. Spring allergensWhen susceptible individuals are exposed to pollen, the immune system is activated, ...

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