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50 years and going strong with mother’s kidney

Charlene (Charlie) Gillispie wants to get into the book of Guinness World Records someday. She’s not planning an  

Walk your way to a healthier you this spring

Looking to shape up and reduce your risk of heart disease and other diseases? The American Heart Association  

Recipe: Roasted veggie pasta salad

It’s heating up in the Tri-State, which means BBQs and picnics are on the horizon. Pasta salad is a staple at many of these gatherings, but, often, Aunt Deedee’s macaroni salad and cousin Marci’s variation are covered in fattening mayonnaise or salad dressing. In this lightened-up pasta salad, the mayonnaise is replaced with a yummy  

5 things you should know about occupational therapy

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Here are five things you should know about OT and its practitioners:   What is OT? Occupational therapy “helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities,” according to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). “Occupational therapy  

St. Elizabeth nurse donates kidney after Facebook plea

When Pam Frink left her engineering career in her 40s to study nursing, she had no idea what  

5 breastfeeding tips for new moms

Breastfeeding can come with a learning curve for new mothers and their infants. And, many overwhelmed mothers give up on nursing without proper support and preparation. To help new moms get ready to nurse – and have success – St. Elizabeth lactation consultant Sandi Brown offers some advice.   Educate yourself Brown suggests pregnant women  

Woman regains sight thanks to cornea transplant

When Cathy Hudson sets out this spring with her husband to hit some of the country’s most savory  

World Health Day focuses on preventing and treating depression

Because depression is ubiquitous, debilitating and – at its worst – deadly, the World Health Organization will mark World Health Day (April 7) part of a year-long campaign focused on educating people about depression and how to seek help for the condition. Depression is an illness that can happen to anybody. The mental anguish it  

Reduce your risk of a stroke

Sudden severe headache? Confused? A bit dizzy? Symptoms that women tend to dismiss with a simple “I’m just  

Your guide to breastfeeding positions

Proper positioning when breastfeeding your newborn can make a big difference during early nursing when the baby – and mom – are adjusting to feeding. Sandi Brown, registered nurse and lactation consultant at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, said the key to getting a newborn baby in the proper position is to always support the two areas  

Sesame Street introduces new character with autism

Sesame Street, famous for inclusion, acceptance and “sunny days,” is introducing a new character in an effort to promote greater understanding of autism. Julia, a green-eyed girl with pumpkin-orange hair, will make her Sesame Street debut in April during National Autism Awareness Month. Julia is a key part of Sesame Street’s initiative to raise understanding  

Do you know what’s inside your colon?

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your colon looks like? March is National Colo-Rectal Cancer Month  

Recipe: No bake energy bites

Athletes and non-athletes alike could all use a little more energy throughout the day and these energy bites  

Remember the basics to prevent accidental poisonings

Poisoning is the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in the United States and National Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25) is dedicated to raising awareness in an effort to curb the problem. “It’s not just little ones that are in danger it’s adults as well,” notes Dr. John LaCount, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth Physicians’  

Younger generations at increased risk for colon cancer

Gen Xers and millennials are facing a steady increase in a disease traditionally thought to occur later in