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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  

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  

Working your core for more than just a six-pack

If there’s a trendy phrase that has made its way through gym culture of late, it has to  

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  

How to Plan Your Healthy Year: Annual Well Visits

Get 2018 off to a healthy start. Schedule the most important appointment of the year, your annual well visit with your primary care physician. Although that isn’t the first appointment you may think to make, you are probably making health and wellness goals for the year ahead, so it makes sense to include your doctor  

Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Sight

Known as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to a buildup of fluid in your eye, increasing pressure and causing damage the optic nerve. This can slowly and silently steal your sight. Dr. Michael Wehmann, Ophthalmologist with St. Elizabeth Physicians, describes how the damage to the optic  

New Year, New Fitness Goals

If frequenting the gym is on your list of 2018 resolutions, you’ve come to the right place. From stretching to correctly using gym equipment and creating healthy new habits, St. Elizabeth Healthcare is here to back up your 2018 fitness goals. Stretching: keep it simple and effective For both gym newbies and gym regulars, stretching  

Trendy Diets – Do They Work?

Keto, Paleo, 21-day Fix and intermittent fasting – they are grabbing headlines for the hottest diet trends in 2018. But do they work? Rachel Wagner, MS, LD, a licensed dietitian at St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center tells us the pros and cons of the hottest diets and how to achieve your long-term weight goals. “Trendy  

Nutrition Facts Labels Changing – Eventually

The current nutritional label (food label) can be very confusing: who really knows what 15% of Vitamin A really means? Did you know a 15 oz. can of soup is 2 servings? The good news is a newer, more user friendly nutritional label is coming. The new label was originally scheduled to be on all