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Summer survival series: Sun protection 101

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  

St. Elizabeth employees honored for 50 years of serving NKY

Mary Lou Lubbers realized she made the right choice one month into her training at St. Elizabeth school  

Teamwork saves lives

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  

The mumps: What you need to know

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  

It’s the little things that make a difference

In nursing, a small action can go a long way in making a difference in the lives of  

Sisters become nurses to help others

Olivia and Heidi Schultz have more in common than genetics. The sisters both followed their passion to make  

St. Elizabeth nurse is recognized as positive leader

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  

Kindness is the best medicine

We’ve all heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a smile? For St.  

St. Elizabeth nurse leads with passion

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.  

Why is this allergy season taking such a huge toll?

According to Local 12’s Liz Bonis, it’s not your imagination: People who don’t usually get allergy symptoms this