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Stay on the court this spring

The most common injury people associate with tennis isn’t the most common injury found at the high school level. Most of us have heard of tennis elbow, an irritation of the tendons that connect forearm muscles to the outer bone of the elbow. It can be caused and exacerbated by overuse, and though it can  

How to survive spring allergies

The beginning of spring brings warmer temperatures and a blooming landscape. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, spring can also  

Early heart attack detection critical

Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack and can range from elephant-like pressure to  

Going to the Big Dance with NKU’s Molly Woods

Molly Woods, head athletic trainer at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), has an important job keeping the men’s basketball team healthy and prepared for the Norse’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. A No. 15 seed, NKU will face No. 2 Kentucky on Friday, March 17, in Indianapolis.   Woods sat down with SmartHealthToday to discuss her role  

Talk to your college students about a safe spring break

For many college students, spring break is a welcome respite from the academic pressure of school and a chance to enjoy a little fun in the sun. For too many students, however, it can be a time of excess and poor choices in an unfamiliar environment. What can parents do to help ensure their teens  

How to stay healthy and active this season

St. Elizabeth Healthcare looks at spring high school sports and what athletes, coaches and parents should know to  

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  

Local boy defies medical expectations

February 28 was declared Rare Disease Day by Kentucky’s governor to raise awareness for the many rare diseases experienced by one out of every 10 people. One Kentuckian with a rare disease – seven-year-old Ethan Desai – is happily leading a pretty typical childhood, one that his parents weren’t sure was possible when they first  

What you need to know about ingesting hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide – a disinfectant and bleaching agent – is most commonly used in first aid situations to treat small  

Volunteering is good for your health

Looking for a New Year’s resolution that benefits everyone? Consider volunteering. A growing body of evidence shows people who volunteer live longer, healthier lives, according to a research review of 32 studies conducted by the Corporation for National & Community Service. The report cites evidence suggesting that volunteering enhances a person’s social networks and has