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Meet the hand therapists at St. Elizabeth Healthcare

It’s said that many hands make light work. At. St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hand Therapy, many highly-trained, passionately dedicated professionals make rewarding work. Hand Therapy specialists treat and rehabilitate upper limbs, including the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Ricki Collins, one of the registered and licensed occupational therapists and certified hand therapists (CHTs) at St. Elizabeth  

AED saves NKY man’s life

The text Jackie Bartley’s 17-year-old daughter sent him after his sudden cardiac arrest last February still brings tears  

5 pediatrician-approved tips for dressing your baby for hot weather

Although more babies are born during the summer months than any other time of year, the season can be a tricky one when it comes to knowing how to dress your baby. To celebrate the First Day of Summer, Dr. John LaCount, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth Physicians’ Florence office, offers five tips on how to  

Recipe: Berry banana smoothie

In the summer, one of the most appetizing things in the world is a nice, fresh smoothie. If  

Traveling this summer? Check out these tips now

Traveling overseas for business or pleasure can be exciting, but it can take a toll on your health. Before you hop on that plane, make an appointment with the experts at St. Elizabeth Business Health’s Travel Medicine program. “Countries outside of the United States have varying standards of care, and disease risks can change by  

Searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Look no further

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s tempting to fall back into familiar gift-giving habits. Why not show Dad  

Are you taking years off your life just sitting around?

A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviewed information from 54 countries and found  

NKY man survives heart attack thanks to bystander CPR and quick paramedic response

Walter “Ray” Webster is eager to fish again and ride his motorcycle. Webster collapsed from a heart attack on  

Athletes: Avoid heat-related injuries

As the weather warms up and summer training begins, preventing heat-related injuries in student athletes becomes a huge priority for local health officials, coaches and parents. “We still have about 10 athletes that die of heat stroke, mostly in football, every five years,” said Dr. Michael Miller of St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine. There’s a lot  

Camp helps children dealing with loss of loved one

Animals – including horses – can provide comfort to children dealing with the death of a loved one. For the fourth consecutive year, St. Elizabeth Hospice – along with equine therapist Beth Long – is offering an Equine Grief Camp to children ages 9 to 18. All the children who attend the camp have experienced the  

Experts at St. Elizabeth track superbug

Local hospitals are on high alert after the World Health Organization recently published its first ever list of  

Assessing your irregular heart rhythm

Your heart may seem to skip a beat, flutter, or feel like it’s racing. Or you may feel  

It’s time to get help for your non-healing wound

If you’re living with a chronic, non-healing wound, you’re not alone and you don’t have to suffer in silence. That’s the message the St. Elizabeth Wound Care Center wants people to remember this week, which is Wound Care Awareness Week across the country. “We have many patients who are dealing with non-healing wounds or traumatic wounds  

Are e-cigarettes regulated by the FDA?

The Food and Drug Administration issued its long-awaited first regulations on e-cigarettes in 2016. But controversy surrounding them hasn’t  

Connection between breast implants and cancer

The Food and Drug Administration recently provided new information about a possible connection between breast implants and cancer. The FDA has now identified 359 cases and nine deaths linked to this association. When Liz Bonis spoke with cancer specialists at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, they indicated the FDA just released an update to the numbers they