Whether you’re mowing the lawn, sitting by the pool or chasing kids through the sprinklers, it’s easy to lose track of how long you’ve been outside. That is, of course, until you feel that telltale tingling or itchiness that means you’re going to look like a lobster soon. Here are our best tips to avoid
Looking for the perfect addition to your upcoming barbecue or picnic? Or, maybe you just need a healthy snack for the kids this summer. Either way, these sweet potato nachos are the way to go. Click here for a downloadable version of the recipe. Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch
A paramedic works quickly to communicate with staff at the hospital. A cardiothoracic surgeon describes it as seamless coordination at all levels of care. A patient says the staff explained each test and every procedure, involving his family at every point. A nurse says it’s dedication to each patient and sharing in their care. Teamwork
Mumps have made headlines recently as the acute viral illness spreads across the country and densely populated areas, like college campuses. Do we need to worry about mumps here in Northern Kentucky? According to Michele Wilbers, an infection preventionist with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, there has been only one reported mumps case in the Northern
Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Fortunately, it is also one of the easiest forms of cancer to detect if you know how to spot it. “Skin examinations can be lifesaving,” says Dr. Holly Gunn, medical director of the Dermatology, Aesthetic and Laser Center at St. Elizabeth Physicians in Florence.
Ashley Powell, a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth Florence, always puts patients’ and colleagues’ needs above her own. Whether it’s being the first to respond to calls from patients or assisting her peers during times of need, Powell is a reliable and positive team member. Her popularity among patients and their families is demonstrated in
The chance to inspire others to learn more, do more and become more is what drove Lisa Volpenhein to the nursing profession. Volpenhein began her career at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in 2005 as a nursing assistant and quickly progressed to professional nursing in 2009. She currently works in medical and surgical intensive care at St.