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Expecting Mothers: Hospital Bag Checklist for the Winter

The excitement of preparing for a new baby typically is centered on what you need in your nursery, but you need to prepare for your stay at the hospital as well. As the months get colder, you may also want to keep in mind some additional items. Myra McElheney, RN, OB Prenatal Educator, reached out  

Patient Avoids Surgery Thanks to Vital Consultation

One night, at the Reed household in Williamstown, a scary series of events started to unfold. John Reed stood up for dinner, got dizzy and fell – striking his head on the tile floor. “I realized right away that he wasn’t responding, so I called 911,” remembers his wife, Phyllis, who happens to be a  

Cancer Patient gets Valuable Second Opinion at No Extra Cost

David Rankin thought he was pretty healthy for a 71-year-old. Almost every day, he enjoyed taking walks throughout his Erlanger neighborhood, where he lives with his wife Bonnie. One day, after routine bloodwork, David was stunned when his primary care doctor told him that his red blood cell count was too low. “I didn’t even  

What You Need to Know About Aquatic Therapy

The first question that most people have about aquatic therapy is, “is it right for me?” The answer to that is easy, yes! Aquatic therapy is right for almost anyone, no matter your age, fitness level or injury. Whether you are an athlete recovering from an injury, or someone with arthritis dealing with intense pain  

Baby Gift Ideas: Essentials to the Splurge

Nothing is more fun than buying a gift for a newborn. Since the baby is too young to be thankful for the gift, you want the parents to be happy with your gift choice. Myra McElheney, RN, OB Prenatal Educator, reached out to some of the mom’s that have delivered babies at the Family Birth  

Healthy for the Holidays: 4 Tips to Surviving a Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again—party, party, party. Whether it is at the office, or with friends and family, it seems impossible to make it through the season without your healthy eating habits going off the rails. These four tips can help you enjoy the holiday season and keep your diet on track. Don’t go  

Offer a Helping Hand to a Loved One with Cancer

If you know someone who has recently received a cancer diagnosis, you may be wondering how you can help them this holiday season. Often just a small gesture and a helping hand can mean a lot to someone dealing with cancer. Shayna Hamilton, RN, MSM, CMSRN, Nurse Manager at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Care Center,  

Knee Replacements Create a New Hobby for Mike Keipert

Is knee pain slowing you down and making it difficult to live your best life? Mike Keipert knows this struggle well. When his knee joints were bone on bone from years of heavy lifting at his job, he knew he needed to take action and called the St. Elizabeth Total Joint Center. Some knee pain  

The First Meal of the Day Could Save You from Heart Disease

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day—right? Everyone has read articles that say eating breakfast can help you lose weight, give you energy for the day, or help you focus more in school. Now, the American College of Cardiology released a study that provides evidence that skipping breakfast has a direct correlation to  

GERD Awareness Week

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is an advocate of GERD Awareness Week. The goal of GERD Awareness Week is to educate people on reflux symptoms and treatment options as we begin the holiday season. Festive holiday parties mean decadent food – which can also bring on GERD. What is GERD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) affects 30-40 million