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Couch to 5K: Tips to train for a 5K

It’s that time of year in Northern Kentucky, training for the Flying Pig Marathon. You may be thinking,  

Safe Sleep Essentials for Babies

In the state of Kentucky, an infant passes away from a sleep-related risk factor every five days.* As  

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

St. Elizabeth Physicians: your partner in colorectal health St. Elizabeth Physicians is committed to raising awareness about colorectal  

Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track as We Spring Forward

If you are like most people, your motivation for New Year’s resolutions falters on January 12. It seems  

Bariatric surgery and type 2 diabetes: is there a connection?

Could weight loss surgery help to control your type 2 diabetes – or even take it into remission? The St. Elizabeth Weight Management Center is an accredited program serving the greater Cincinnati area. We are committed to offering our patients a variety of treatment options, as well as personalized programs and support every step of  

World Birth Defects Day: March 3

Increasing birth defect awareness on a global level On March 3, many international organizations will unite in honor  

Dr. Locher Practices What He Preaches – A Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Growing up in East Tennessee you may not be offered fruit and oatmeal for breakfast – biscuits and  

An Innovative New Procedure for Chronic Ankle Instability

A sprained ankle vs Chronic Ankle Instability Many of us have experienced a sprained ankle at one point  

Surviving a Heart Attack Alone

Having a heart attack is scary no matter what the circumstance, but if you are alone and having chest pain you need to be prepared. Daniel Zalkind, MD, Cardiologist at the St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute warns, “A heart attack can begin as chest pain and quickly progress to sudden cardiac arrest. Statistics tell  

What You Should Know About TAVR – An Alternative to Valve Replacement Surgery

Has one of your loved ones been told they need to have their heart valve replaced? If so, they probably have aortic valve stenosis. When someone needs a heart valve replacement their quality of life is poor. They usually see a decline in daily activities and suffer from extreme fatigue. Typically, the doctor performs open  

St. Elizabeth Participates in Groundbreaking Research Study for Heart and Peripheral Artery Disease

A new standard of care that reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack may be on the  

New Blood Pressure Guidelines—What Do They Mean?

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, issued new blood pressure guidelines in November 2017,  

Tragedy Strikes Twice for Local Woman

Susan Cox did the unthinkable – she drove herself to the hospital, even though she thought she could be having a heart attack. Her children had already been through so much when they lost their father to heart disease, so she didn’t want them to see her leave in an ambulance. Susan said, “Just two  

Heart Attack Survivor Aspires to be American Ninja Warrior

At 43 years old, Dennis Dalton doesn’t let much slow him down—not even a heart attack. November 2,  

Low Back Pain in Young Athletes Could be Spondylolysis

Low back pain in a young athlete can be much more than muscle soreness or pain after a