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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  

Relieve Joint Pain with Regular Exercise

Did you know, exercise can help reduce joint pain caused by degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis? It sounds crazy, right?  You are probably thinking that exercise makes your muscles and joints sore. But the truth is, regular low-impact exercise and stretching is important for lowering inflammation, increasing flexibility, strengthening muscles, boosting circulation and supporting a  

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  

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.  

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease

The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone, which helps to regulate the body’s metabolism. Thyroid disease can manifest as hyperthyroidism (excessive production of the thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (under-active production of the thyroid hormone) or abnormal growth of thyroid tissue (nodules, goiter, cysts and/or cancer.) Our primary care physicians generally begin by taking a medical history, performing  

Advancements in Treating Breast Cancer Start in Clinical Trials

Every treatment available today in the fight against cancer is based on past clinical trials. It is no different in our fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. When that one is you, you want to make sure that you have access to every  

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