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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  

13 differences between a sports physical and an annual physical

Most students need an annual physical before they can start school or play sports, but do you know what the difference between a sports and an annual physical is? Before you schedule your child’s next appointment, check out the infographic below to learn more:     Click here to schedule an appointment today.      

Beware of this disease lurking in your public pool

Swimming and diarrhea just don’t mix. If you have diarrhea, stay out of the pool while you are  

5 pediatrician-approved tips for dressing your baby for hot weather

Although more babies are born during the summer months than any other time of year, the season can be a tricky one when it comes to knowing how to dress your baby. To celebrate the First Day of Summer, Dr. John LaCount, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth Physicians’ Florence office, offers five tips on how to  

Pediatricians urge parents to avoid giving kids fruit juice

Fruit juice might taste good, but it isn’t the best beverage choice for kids or babies. The American  

Northern Kentucky walks to end premature birth

One baby out of every ten is born prematurely, and premature birth is the No. 1 killer of babies. The March of Dimes works year-round to make strides to reduce the incidence of premature birth. The March for Babies is the organization’s largest fundraising event, which will be held locally Sunday, April 30 at 9:00  

5 breastfeeding tips for new moms

Breastfeeding can come with a learning curve for new mothers and their infants. And, many overwhelmed mothers give up on nursing without proper support and preparation. To help new moms get ready to nurse – and have success – St. Elizabeth lactation consultant Sandi Brown offers some advice.   Educate yourself Brown suggests pregnant women  

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