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Mazor X technology at St. Elizabeth means more precise spinal fusion surgery

The next step in minimally invasive spinal (lumbar) fusion is now available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Mazor X technology is making it easier for surgeons to be more precise and efficient during spinal fusion surgery, meaning you are less likely to need spinal revision surgery. St. Elizabeth is the first in the region – and  

Now’s the time to consider a partial or total knee replacement

If you are considering a partial or total knee replacement, arguably you could not have picked a better  

Breast cancer and the power of fitness

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Aside from symptoms and side-effects of treatment, one of the biggest challenges for cancer patients and survivors is maintaining healthy levels of physical activity. Regular exercise allows the body to release endorphins,  

Beware the dangers of dehydration

As student athletes return to the field for the fall sports season, maintaining proper levels of hydration should be on every coach’s and parent’s mind. The symptoms and repercussions of extreme dehydration can be severe. Parents and coaches should monitor players for signs of possible dehydration.   These symptoms may include: Fatigue Dizziness Headache Muscle cramps  

Sports Asthma 101

Back-to-school season is here, and parents likely picked up the backpacks, pencils and notebooks on their child’s supply  

Now’s the perfect time to try a group fitness class

When it comes to exercise, sometimes together is better. No matter what type of workout you enjoy, there’s likely an instructor-led group fitness class you can join. You can find classes in aerobics, ballet-inspired barre fitness, indoor cycling, dance-based cardio classes, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, boot camp, conditioning and more. Working out with a group can  

11 “must do” summer activities in Cincinnati

Summer is the perfect time to get some exercise in the great outdoors, but, unfortunately, summer is almost over! Research shows that there are mental health benefits to spending time in nature, so get out and try these activities before the kids head back to school:   FREE exercise classes in a local park Washington  

Athletes: There’s something more important than good shoes

Stacey McConnell has a question for athletes who invest in good shoes. When’s the last time you really paid attention to what you put in them? “You’ve got to have your legs, and you’ve got to have your feet,” said McConnell, an avid runner and a St. Elizabeth Healthcare certified physical therapist. “We go through  

Get on the water: 5 health benefits of paddling

Paddlefest 2017, presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, returns to the water on August 5. Recognized by the American  

The River City Relay is chance for group fun, supporting community

Putting its longevity in runners’ terms, the year-old River City Relay is a sprint. But local experts say