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ACL Injuries 101: What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard the term “ACL injury” – but what exactly does that mean? Is there any way to prevent it? Chances are unless you or a loved one has first-hand experience with this type of injury, you might need a little refresher course on the ACL – especially as the fall sports season starts  

Use Your Senses to Pick Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Most people have five primary senses—sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste. But, do you think about how to use each of these senses to choose fruits and vegetables and improve your nutrition? The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends eating at least five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Rebecca Jilek, MPH, RD,  

Weekend Warriors at Increased Risk for Achilles Tendon Tear

This summer, as you head out for a pickup basketball game or a fierce tennis match with your old high school friend, remember one thing—warm up properly before hitting the court. “The middle-aged athlete, between the ages of 30-50, are the most common people I see with Achilles tendon tears,” says Dr. Nicholas Gates, an  

Pelvic Floor Disorders: Common but Not Normal

Did you know that one out of four women over the age of 20* struggle with a pelvic floor disorder? Often, women suffer in silence, dismissing their issues as normal or just part of aging. [* source: American Urogynecologic Society] The urogynecology specialists at St. Elizabeth Physicians want you to know that while it’s common  

At-Home Genetic Testing Kits

At-home genetic testing kits are at the height of popularity right now. But is the information valuable – or just for entertainment? From 23andMe to AncestryDNA, there is an abundance of at-home genetic testing kits that are available right now. You simply buy a kit, mail in a saliva sample and six weeks later, the  

Two Keys to Artificial Sweeteners—Variety and Moderation

When you Google artificial sweeteners, you get a display of conflicting information. There’s a ton of mixed information out there and many, many different options on artificial sweeteners. According to Amber Cranfield, a Registered Dietitian at the St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center, the key is to use them in moderation and don’t over consume  

7 UV Safety Tips

July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month – but how much do we really know about UV light and the effects it has on our bodies? Exposure to UV Rays Ultraviolet rays are difficult to avoid – they reach us even when we’re walking down the street or driving in our cars. In the short term,  

Are You at Risk for AFib?

According to the Center for Disease Control, it is estimated anywhere from 2.7 million to 6 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation (AFib). An even scarier statistic from the American Heart Association—a person with AFib is five times more likely to have a stroke. Unfortunately, AFib often goes undiagnosed. Dr. J. Christian  

Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is more common than you may think. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) estimates that 48 million – or 20 percent – of Americans experience some degree of hearing loss, and almost 29 million of those adults would benefit from hearing aids.* Hearing Loss We all know someone who struggles with hearing.  

An App on Your Phone Could Help You Save Lives

The American Heart Association estimates more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States each year. Almost 90 percent of those people will die because they did not get help in time – survival depends on getting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quickly. Now there is an app for that – PulsePoint. PulsePoint, now available