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Tips and Tricks for Holiday Eating

The average American gains five pounds over the holidays – something that many of us don’t want to hear in the midst of the holiday season. This weight gain is attributed to over-indulging in delicious foods and delightfully festive drinks, as well as the hustle and bustle of the season that limits our normal healthy  

Do you have Sleep Apnea?

The Disruptive Snorer Is there a snorer in your house? Whether it’s you, your partner or your child who is doing the snoring – it can disrupt the entire family’s sleep. St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s partnership with ENT & Allergy Specialists (ENTAS) is the answer to your household’s snoring situation. Our specialized staff of physicians and  

Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

Holidays can be a stressful time of year for any family, but dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The holiday season is about traditions and celebrations. Sharri Butcher, MSN, RN-C, Nurse Manager for St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Care/Medical Oncology, offered some insights on how to help during the holidays. By providing comfort and  

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,