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Ladies, protect yourself from a stroke

According to the National Stroke Association, more women die from stroke than men. In fact, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in women (compared to being the fifth leading cause of death in men). Surprised? Remember, women generally live longer than men, so they are more likely to live alone when a stroke  

Local woman conquers her lifelong addiction to cigarettes

Teresa Cecil, from Highland Heights, KY, just won the fight of her life – the battle to stop  

6 heart-smart steps for young women

My girls hike, bike, run in 5Ks. One even enjoys “Tough Mudders.” But, like most moms, I can’t  

In summer heat, take care of your heart

Local health care providers want to remind you that heat related illnesses are extremely prevalent this time of  

Latest research: Coconut oil isn’t as healthy as you think

The American Heart Association released a groundbreaking report earlier this month that may be shocking for coconut oil  

Lower your preeclampsia risk

If you are planning a pregnancy or even thinking about having a baby in the near future, prenatal experts at St. Elizabeth Healthcare say that now is the time to start working with your medical team to prevent preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications. Starting early can help lower the risks for preeclampsia, a common complication in  

87-year-old heart patient enjoys better quality of life with family

One day, Raymond Scheller realized that he could not walk to his own mailbox in Villa Hills without panting and running out of breath. Sure, he’s in his 80s, but Raymond wants to stay active and healthy as long as possible. Raymond worked for 22 years as a pharmacist at St. Elizabeth. Now, in retirement,  

Top 4 myths about heart disease in women

Reducing death and disability from heart disease and stroke is the goal of the American Heart Association and  

AED saves NKY man’s life

The text Jackie Bartley’s 17-year-old daughter sent him after his sudden cardiac arrest last February still brings tears