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6 heart-smart steps for young women

My girls hike, bike, run in 5Ks. One even enjoys “Tough Mudders.” But, like most moms, I can’t  

New procedure provides relief for acid reflux disease

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux disease, affects as many as one in five Americans. If the valve at the bottom of the esophagus leading to the stomach doesn’t close completely, food particles or acid from the stomach can flow back into the esophagus, leading to heartburn and/or regurgitation. But many people  

Mazor X technology at St. Elizabeth means more precise spinal fusion surgery

The next step in minimally invasive spinal (lumbar) fusion is now available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Mazor X technology is making it easier for surgeons to be more precise and efficient during spinal fusion surgery, meaning you are less likely to need spinal revision surgery. St. Elizabeth is the first in the region – and  

11 “must do” summer activities in Cincinnati

Summer is the perfect time to get some exercise in the great outdoors, but, unfortunately, summer is almost over! Research shows that there are mental health benefits to spending time in nature, so get out and try these activities before the kids head back to school:   FREE exercise classes in a local park Washington  

Do you need a rabies vaccination?

A new vaccine program in Northern Kentucky is designed to help address a recent surge in calls and  

Be on the lookout for West Nile virus

The Cincinnati Enquirer recently warned the Tri-State of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus in Blue Ash, so we tracked down a few facts  

Athletes: There’s something more important than good shoes

Stacey McConnell has a question for athletes who invest in good shoes. When’s the last time you really paid attention to what you put in them? “You’ve got to have your legs, and you’ve got to have your feet,” said McConnell, an avid runner and a St. Elizabeth Healthcare certified physical therapist. “We go through  

FDA hopes to help America kick its smoking habit

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its intent to significantly cut the amount of nicotine currently  

Stay vigilant against Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is on the rise, according to the CDC, and tick bites are the cause. Prevention is  

Beware of these health concerns while traveling

Vacations are meant to be a time for relaxation and comfort, but no matter where you decide to travel it’s important to consider the risks of contracting an illness. According to St. Elizabeth’s travel health, a lot of the symptoms that people contract are very common. “Some sickness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea … that sort of  

Debunking the vaccination myths

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The annual observance highlights the importance of vaccination for people of  

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  

Get on the water: 5 health benefits of paddling

Paddlefest 2017, presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, returns to the water on August 5. Recognized by the American  

Download your 2017 back-to-school guide

Kids headed back to school in the next few weeks? You’re going to want to download this guide. It’s full of tips and advice from local experts, and will help you feel more prepared for the year ahead. Some stories include: 5 things you can do to get your child ready for kindergarten 3 tips to relieve  

The River City Relay is chance for group fun, supporting community

Putting its longevity in runners’ terms, the year-old River City Relay is a sprint. But local experts say