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What is the Difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Many times you hear people use Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably, but they are not the same. Dementia is a description of a group of symptoms, while Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Many diseases or conditions can cause dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common — with 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases due to Alzheimer’s.  

5 Tips for Preparing for Winter Sports on the Hardwood

Football, cross-country and soccer season are coming to an end, and student-athletes are moving indoors to the hardwood for the basketball and volleyball season. Here are five tips from athletic trainer Chris Unkraut, MHA, ATC, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer for St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, to keep you healthy as you transition from the soft outdoor  

Treatment Options for Vertigo Patients

What is Vestibular Physical Therapy? St. Elizabeth Healthcare is excited to offer a unique treatment option to patients suffering from dizziness, vertigo or balance disorders – vestibular physical therapy. Scott Schowalter, a Physical Therapist at St. Elizabeth, has been treating patients with vestibular therapy since 2003. He has taken a dozen different educational courses and  

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  

Dry Needle Physical Therapy

An Effective New Physical Therapy Technique for Chronic Muscle Pain For patients suffering from chronic or severe muscle pain, St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers dry needling, a type of physical therapy that inserts “dry,” non-medicated needles through the skin into a patient’s trigger points. Myofascial trigger points – most commonly called trigger points – are spots  

Is Your Flat Foot Causing Knee Pain?

We’ve all heard the saying about being caught flat-footed. But what may really catch you by surprise – your flat feet could be causing your knee pain. If you suffer with knee arthritis, you understand the familiar symptoms of joint stiffness in the morning or pain when walking and standing for long periods of time.  

6 basic stretches to improve your heart health

Ten minutes of walking will lead to 15, then 30. As you feel better, you’ll keep going. That’s  

Medical condition can’t stop St. Elizabeth employee from running 50 marathons

After her two sons were born, Mary Mitchell took up running in her early 30s and quickly discovered an exercise routine she loved. By the time she reached her 40th birthday, Mitchell and her husband, Todd, decided to run 50 marathons – one in each state – by the time her 50th birthday rolled around.  

Mazor X technology at St. Elizabeth means more precise spinal fusion surgery

The next step in minimally invasive spinal (lumbar) fusion is now available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Mazor X technology is making it easier for surgeons to be more precise and efficient during spinal fusion surgery, meaning you are less likely to need spinal revision surgery. St. Elizabeth is the first in the region – and  

Breast cancer and the power of fitness

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Aside from symptoms and side-effects of treatment, one of the biggest challenges for cancer patients and survivors is maintaining healthy levels of physical activity. Regular exercise allows the body to release endorphins,