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E-Cigarettes: A Good or Bad Smoking Alternative?

E-cigarettes are perceived as “safer” and marketed as a method to quit smoking – but is there any truth to that story? What are e-cigarettes? E-cigarettes are a battery-operated nicotine delivery system designed to deliver nicotine through inhalation. Also known as “vaping,” e-cigarettes have been in the United States since 2006 and appeal to both  

Finding Answers after 15 Years

Kathy Dickerson had been dealing with incontinence for 15 years. “Ever since I had kids, I’ve been making frequent trips to the bathroom,” she shares. “I thought it was to be expected, and that there wasn’t anything I could do about it. I tried a few over-the-counter things, but nothing ever did any good.” It  

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  

Is the flu worse for pregnant women?

In 13 years of monitoring influenza, the CDC announced that, as of January 6, every part of the  

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  

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  

Power Lunch – Empowering Women to Take Control

Everyone has at least one friend that has fallen behind on getting her annual mammogram. The friend that has made every excuse in the book, “I’m too busy”, “I will make the appointment next month”, “They didn’t find anything last year”. At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we have taken the stress out of getting an annual  

Thinking Outside of the Box for Women with Heart Disease

When it comes to heart attacks, catching up to men wasn’t ever on the feminist manifesto. Well, we’ve done it. Women’s risk of cardiovascular disease after menopause matches that of men, said St. Elizabeth Healthcare Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Dr. Kevin Miller. Post-menopause, a woman’s risk catches up to a man’s – in some  

5 Apps You Can’t Live Without

Tracking calories and exercise is just an icon away. Fitness apps are easy, intuitive and really hold you  

New Procedure Provides Relief for Acid Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux disease, affects as many as one in five Americans. If the valve at the bottom of the esophagus leading to the stomach doesn’t close completely, food particles or acid from the stomach can flow back into the esophagus, leading to heartburn and/or regurgitation. But many people