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The science behind animal therapy

Although animal-assisted therapy dates only to the 1990s, people have long had a gut appreciation for the succor  

Experts at St. Elizabeth track superbug

Local hospitals are on high alert after the World Health Organization recently published its first ever list of  

Benefits of quitting smoking are immediate, significant

It’s not too late to quit smoking, and some benefits are nearly immediate, a range of experts say.  

St. Elizabeth nurse advocates for those affected by addiction

Unfortunately, Northern Kentucky is plagued with widespread substance abuse and substance use disorders, but for St. Elizabeth nurse Carla Hamilton, helping patients and their families battle addiction is a passion and a fight she intends to pursue – all the way to Washington, D.C. if necessary.   Carla fights for NKY Carla began her RN  

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  

6 tips to help your loved one defeat a medical condition

It’s not the label; it’s the connection that can make a world of difference in defeating health challenges. Whether they are taking notes, clarifying explanations or just offering a shoulder of support, a concerned caregiver makes a difference. Encouragement, peer pressure or whatever dynamic is at work, it’s always good to have others involved in  

Tools, tips and resources for people with dyslexia

Dyslexia is a life-long condition. You don’t cure it, you overcome it. When evaluating children Anne Hahnel, a speech language pathologist in St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, says she often hears their parents say, “I was the same way.” “When I ask them how they coped I’ll hear things like, ‘I