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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, 2017 was a typical Thursday for Dennis. He worked all day and met a small group he helps to train for obstacle course race training—think American Ninja Warrior. After a tough workout, he wasn’t feeling great and  

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 tough game. Athletes who participate in sports like volleyball, dance, football, diving, baseball, hockey and gymnastics are at risk for Spondylolysis. If a young athlete is suffering from low back pain for more than a few weeks,  

Paramedic Ignores His Own Heart Attack Symptoms

Phil Dietz has an endless list of jobs—Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director for Independence Fire Department, flight paramedic, cardiac life support educator, Vice President of Kentucky Ambulance Provider Association, and youth football coach. When he was having the classic heart attack symptoms—he ignored them. At only 39, Phil felt it was too early to start  

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives – Get Screened

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths will occur in the United States in 2018. Kentucky in particular is one of the five states with the highest incidence rate for cancer, with the commonwealth having the highest death rate of all. Cathy Reising, BBA, CTR, Cancer  

Clinical Trials: The Future of Cancer Treatment

Cutting-edge cancer treatment at St. Elizabeth Healthcare St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to be at the forefront of cancer care in the Northern Kentucky area. Our dedicated Oncology Team consists of nine medical oncologists, three oncologic breast surgeons, two gynecologic oncology surgeons, three radiation oncologists and four oncology research nurses. Our entire team participates in  

Birth Defect Awareness: What You Need to Know

Genetic testing – a source of knowledge Genetic testing is becoming more and more common in today’s society. Knowledge is power, and people enjoy having all the facts at their fingertips – including facts about their health. St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers board-certified genetic counselors to help our patients make more informed health decisions about everything  

Lung Cancer Screening: Is it for you?

Improving lung cancer survival rates Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the United States. This statistic also hits close to home—the commonwealth of Kentucky has one of the highest incidences of lung cancer in the country, killing more people in our commonwealth than the next eight cancers  

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Ingredients 1 butternut squash Salt Pepper Olive oil 1 small zucchini, cubed 1 tomato, diced 1 red pepper, chopped 2/3 cup quinoa 5-10 pitted black olives, chopped (optional) 1 ¼ cup water 3 oz feta, cubed or crumbled 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano Parmesan cheese, grated Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the squash  

Are you Ready for Weight Loss Surgery?

You’re tired of being unhealthy. You’ve tried every diet under the sun, without long-term success. You’ve been researching weight-loss surgery for months and stalking online discussion boards, but you’re scared it may not work. You’re ready for a major life change, and you don’t want to look back. If that sounds like you, you may