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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, that you can’t even get off the couch, let alone run a marathon— there is a program just for you. The couch to 5K is a running program designed with you in mind. It can transform anyone  

Safe Sleep Essentials for Babies

In the state of Kentucky, an infant passes away from a sleep-related risk factor every five days.* As a healthcare partner in the Northern Kentucky community, St. Elizabeth Healthcare is dedicated to helping our patients create safe sleep environments for their babies starting on their first day home from the hospital. Our goal is to  

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

St. Elizabeth Physicians: your partner in colorectal health St. Elizabeth Physicians is committed to raising awareness about colorectal cancer in the Tristate area. Every March, St. Elizabeth participates in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a national effort to educate the public on colorectal cancer warning signs, symptoms and risk factors. Signs to watch for: colorectal cancer  

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 we set ourselves up for failure by creating resolutions at the worst time of year—the long holiday season is over, the weather is cold, the nights are long, and our moods are affected by the lack of  

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 of World Birth Defects Day. The goal of this day is to raise awareness for birth defects as well as research, prevention, treatment and services for patients and their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control  

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 gravy are more of a staple. Dr. James Locher, Cardiac Surgeon at the St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute explained, “I think, like most people, I inherited bad lifestyle habits from my family that could easily lead to  

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 in our lives, which is when the ankle ligaments tear when you “turn” your ankle. Typically, this minor injury is treated with a splint, rest and staying off the ankle for a few days or weeks. However,  

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