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Remember the ABCs of Diabetes—Don’t Forget D and E

The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology teamed up in 2011 to raise awareness of diabetes. Together, they created the ABCs of Diabetes to make it easy for you to remember the key numbers you should be watching to know your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Mark Boyd, Family Medicine,  

Does Changing the Clock Increase Risk of Stroke?

Falling back may have more of an impact on your health than you realize. A study released last  

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  

Halloween Safety 101 – Costumes, Candy and Carving

Halloween ghost stories and scary movies make for a lot of fun during October, but you want to make sure that your kids stay safe around the ghoulish holiday. Dr. John LaCount, pediatrician at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Florence Pediatrics reminds us, “The younger the child more direct, consistent supervision is needed.” Here are some additional  

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  

Cold vs. Flu – What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year—you notice a woman on the elevator sneezing and you look for an escape, or one of your co-workers insists on coming to work even though he is coughing and sneezing.  Then, you wake up one morning and you are feeling sick but you aren’t sure if it is a common  

St. Elizabeth Raises Awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome

All babies born at the St. Elizabeth Family Birth Place in the months of November and December will receive a purple knitted hat to raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome. The purple knitted hats represent the “Period of PURPLE Crying,” a nationwide educational program focused on informing parents and caregivers about crying in healthy infants.  

Learn About the Health Benefits of Pumpkins During the Annual Craze

This is the time of year the leaves start to change, the sweaters and jeans come out of the closet and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. While some of us may agree that pumpkin spice toothpaste is going a bit too far, there are healthy ways to realize the health benefits of  

Midwifery: the Benefits and Differences

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to offer personalized, comprehensive midwifery care to patients in the Tri-State area throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. “All of the nurse midwives at St. Elizabeth are from Northern Kentucky,” says Sister Kay Kramer, who was the first midwife on staff at St. Elizabeth Healthcare 18 years ago. “We all  

Reduce Your Heart Age with Simple Changes

Weight down. Cholesterol levels down. Cardiac ages improved by more than a decade. Those are the health benefits Hugh and Bev Dayton credit to St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s “Take Time for Your Heart Class.” It’s not about radical changes, said Hugh. “Just making minor adjustments in your diet and exercise program that you can live with