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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  

Early heart attack detection critical

Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack and can range from elephant-like pressure to  

Going to the Big Dance with NKU’s Molly Woods

Molly Woods, head athletic trainer at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), has an important job keeping the men’s basketball team healthy and prepared for the Norse’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. A No. 15 seed, NKU will face No. 2 Kentucky on Friday, March 17, in Indianapolis.   Woods sat down with SmartHealthToday to discuss her role  

Should I be worried about what’s in my food?

That chicken sandwich from the drive-through window might not be just chicken. A recent investigation by Canadian Broadcasting  

Talk to your college students about a safe spring break

For many college students, spring break is a welcome respite from the academic pressure of school and a chance to enjoy a little fun in the sun. For too many students, however, it can be a time of excess and poor choices in an unfamiliar environment. What can parents do to help ensure their teens  

How to stay healthy and active this season

St. Elizabeth Healthcare looks at spring high school sports and what athletes, coaches and parents should know to  

MS: Finding a cure starts with awareness and education

March is National MS Education and Awareness Month. Why is education and awareness so important? It’s the first step toward research and finding a cure, says Randy Nickum, coordinator of logistics and volunteer engagement for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Ohio Valley chapter. Worldwide, more than 2.3 million people suffer from MS, a chronic disease