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Thanksgiving Dinner Makeover

Thanksgiving is the beginning of a long and indulgent holiday season— the first day in a 6-week onslaught of food and drinks. But, you can give your Thanksgiving dinner a makeover and start the holiday season on the right foot, without disrupting your healthy eating goals. “Everyone needs some indulgences, you just can’t let them  

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  

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  

How to overcome chronic stress

A little stress response can be a lifesaver in emergency situations, but for many of us stress has become a chronic – and toxic – way of life. In a healthy situation the body’s stress-response system is self-limiting, according to the Mayo Clinic. Once a perceived threat has passed, your adrenaline and cortisol levels drop,  

New radiation treatment provides fewer side effects

Cancer patients at St. Elizabeth have a better option for more targeted, more efficient radiation treatment through the Edge radiosurgery system. The Edge advanced linear accelerator doesn’t require surgery at all. Instead, it delivers a targeted, intense beam of radiation directly into cancerous tumors in a non-invasive procedure. The treatment is able to kill cancer  

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  

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  

Prostate Cancer: Signs and Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men in the U.S. Each year, more than 161,000 new cases are diagnosed, and nearly 27,000 men die from the disease. However, treatment options are plentiful, and survival rates ““ especially with early detection ““ are high. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. If  

Celebrate National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of