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Patients Now Have Another Option to Help Prevent AFib-Related Stroke

The American Heart Association estimates atrial fibrillation (AFib) doubles your risk of heart-related death and you’re five times more likely to suffer a stroke if you have AFib. The physicians at St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute now offer our patients a new procedure that can help prevent stroke related to AFib not related to  

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.  

Relieve Joint Pain with Regular Exercise

Did you know, exercise can help reduce joint pain caused by degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis? It sounds  

Cold vs. Flu – What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year—you notice a woman on the elevator sneezing and you look for an escape,  

Is Your Flat Foot Causing Knee Pain?

We’ve all heard the saying about being caught flat-footed. But what may really catch you by surprise –  

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease

The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone, which helps to regulate the body’s metabolism. Thyroid disease can manifest as hyperthyroidism (excessive production of the thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (under-active production of the thyroid hormone) or abnormal growth of thyroid tissue (nodules, goiter, cysts and/or cancer.) Our primary care physicians generally begin by taking a medical history, performing  

Advancements in Treating Breast Cancer Start in Clinical Trials

Every treatment available today in the fight against cancer is based on past clinical trials. It is no different in our fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. When that one is you, you want to make sure that you have access to every  

St. Elizabeth Raises Awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome

All babies born at the St. Elizabeth Family Birth Place in the months of November and December will  

Realize the Health Benefits of the Annual Pumpkin Craze

This is the time of year the leaves start to change, the sweaters and jeans come out of  

Midwifery: the Benefits and Differences

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to offer personalized, comprehensive midwifery care to patients in the Tri-State area throughout  

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Women suffering from pelvic floor disorders can benefit from specialized physical therapy. The pelvic floor is made up  

How to overcome chronic stress

A little stress response can be a lifesaver in emergency situations, but for many of us stress has become a chronic – and toxic – way of life. In a healthy situation the body’s stress-response system is self-limiting, according to the Mayo Clinic. Once a perceived threat has passed, your adrenaline and cortisol levels drop,  

7 Truths About Mammograms

October is a special month designated by the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness for breast cancer.  

New radiation treatment provides fewer side effects

Cancer patients at St. Elizabeth have a better option for more targeted, more efficient radiation treatment through the  

Reduce Your Heart Age with Simple Changes

Weight down. Cholesterol levels down. Cardiac ages improved by more than a decade. Those are the health benefits