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Volunteering is a way of giving back

When Tim Grogan needed help, St. Elizabeth Healthcare was there. In 2012 Grogan underwent emergency open heart surgery at St. Elizabeth Edgewood as well as a subsequent procedure to put in a pacemaker. Grogan had lost his employer-sponsored health coverage and says the team at St. Elizabeth did more than save his life. They helped  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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’  

Stay on the court this spring

The most common injury people associate with tennis isn’t the most common injury found at the high school level. Most of us have heard of tennis elbow, an irritation of the tendons that connect forearm muscles to the outer bone of the elbow. It can be caused and exacerbated by overuse, and though it can  

How to survive spring allergies

The beginning of spring brings warmer temperatures and a blooming landscape. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, spring can also