Top benefits of a children’s hospital, part 1

Posted on May 17, 2016

When your child is injured or not feeling well, you logically want specialized care to meet his or her health needs. Where can you find that care? At Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Children’s hospitals offer a variety of benefits to communities and the children within them. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share five ways … »


The 411 on the dangers of detergent pods

Posted on May 15, 2016

Candy or detergent pod? To a little one, they may seem no different — and that’s where the danger lies. Laundry and dishwasher detergent packets hit the market several years ago. With their compact size and handy packaging, they’re marketed as convenient and easy. But recent research found that they’re also a danger for young … »


Uncovering food allergies

Posted on May 10, 2016

When it comes to food allergies, 90 percent of all allergic reactions are caused by eight foods. And as it turns out, all eight of those foods are prominent fixtures in southern cuisine. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), food allergies impact between 4 and 6 percent of children in … »


Red light, green light: Your guide to heart-healthy eating

Posted on May 2, 2016

On TV, in the news, in your monthly magazine … It seems like everywhere you turn, healthy eating is a topic of conversation. But how can you know what to eat for a healthy heart? Healthy eating can seem complicated. But in reality, making a few smart choices can help you reduce your risk of … »


What you should know about UI

Posted on April 29, 2016

Maybe you felt a little urine trickle out during your last workout. Or you had the sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate and had to run to the restroom while out to dinner with friends. Regardless of how it happens, you’ve probably experienced urinary incontinence. In fact, urinary incontinence (UI) — or the loss of bladder … »


A clear view on early breast cancer detection

Posted on April 10, 2016

When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is key to successful treatment and recovery. So, what if your doctor could detect cancer even sooner? Erlanger Health System is now offering 3-D tomosynthesis. This new form of breast cancer mammography produces clear, highly-focused three-dimensional imaging that makes it easier to pinpoint the size, shape, and … »


What should be included in a thorough sports physical?

Posted on April 8, 2016

My child needs a physical – what should be included in a thorough sports physical? The sports physical answers an important question: Does your child have any medical condition that will make him or her more likely to suffer an illness or injury on the playing field? Schedule this exam with your child’s doctor about … »


Colorectal cancer: the best treatment = prevention

Posted on March 28, 2016

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States. The good news, though, is that the cancer is also one of the most preventable. This type of cancer is largely preventable because it is slow developing. It can take as many as 10 to 15 years for a … »


What you kneed to know: Answering common questions about knee pain

Posted on March 8, 2016

If you’ve ever felt a twinge of pain in your knee when getting out of a chair, you’re not alone. Nearly 30 percent of Americans regularly experience pain in their knees. Knee pain, which occurs in people of all ages, has a variety of causes, including injuries, anatomical problems and arthritis. Some common sources of … »


Kidney stones: A painful problem

Posted on February 18, 2016

More than 500,000 Americans visit the emergency room with kidney stones each year. These hard, often painful-to-pass mineral deposits develop when crystal-forming waste products — such as calcium, oxalate, struvite, and uric acid — become too abundant for the fluid in the urine to dilute. A family history of kidney stones can play a role … »


Get active and stay healthy

Posted on February 11, 2016

Between work, school, and family obligations, people from all walks of life find it difficult to get enough exercise. But research shows that physical activity can help you live longer, feel better, and improve your overall health and fitness. Physical activity builds muscle strength and endurance which can improve your ability to complete the tasks … »


Easing the pain of osteoarthritis

Posted on February 1, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb shock of movement. In osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows bones under … »


4 Tips for Training in Cold Weather

Posted on January 26, 2016

Cold temperatures can make an outdoor workout invigorating — especially after the heat and humidity of summer. Although that burst of cold air may energize you, it can be risky if you’re not properly prepared. Follow these tips from Dr. Brandon Cincere of UT Erlanger Orthopaedics to ensure your next winter excursion a pleasant one. … »


Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning

Posted on January 15, 2016

Each year, the chilling winds of winter chase us back indoors to the comfort of our fireplaces and space heaters. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a significant risk to our health during this time of year. As we try to keep our families warm this winter, it’s good to be reminded of the safety challenges … »


The ups and downs of thyroid disease

Posted on December 30, 2015

For such a small gland, your thyroid has a surprisingly big job. To work correctly, virtually every part of your body depends on the hormone produced by this gland in your neck. When there’s a problem with your thyroid, you’re bound to know it — even if you don’t realize your symptoms are thyroid-related. About … »


Do you have SAD?

Posted on December 22, 2015

If you feel down for several days and seem to be losing pleasure in life, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a cyclic condition that can cause severe changes in behavior and mood. Diagnosing SAD can be difficult because its symptoms — depression, decreased sexual interest, fatigue, and increased appetite (especially for carbohydrates) … »


A creative collaboration to fight cancer

Posted on December 17, 2015

Oncologists at Erlanger Health System are working to solve a riddle, and the answer is a matter of life and death. It’s estimated that only 5% of cancer cases in the U.S. are diagnosed in people between the ages of 15–39. So why does cancer remain the number one cause of death in adolescents and … »


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