• Ask the Navigator: Why do I need follow-up appointments after surgery?
    March 23, 2018
    Ask an Expert, Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Rachel Newmyer, RN Dear Navigator, Why is it important to keep your follow up appointments after bariatric surgery? I can see the importance of coming back for the first couple appointments post-surgery to check up on my wound sites and such, but other than weighing me, which I will be doing...
  • MYTH or FACT? Bariatric surgery works mostly because it will help me feel full much sooner.
    March 23, 2018
    Ask an Expert, Men's Health, Women's Health
    Daniel Cronk, MD Everyone knows that satisfied “full” feeling, especially after a large meal like Thanksgiving. That feeling is commonly associated with having eaten well, and we are conditioned to think we haven’t eaten enough if we don’t feel this way after a meal. By contrast, I often hear my...
  • Nutrition Nook: Meal Planning
    March 23, 2018
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Aimee Dyess, MS, RDN, LD, CDE One of the biggest challenges to healthy eating can be lack of time. Healthy eating plays an important role in meeting long-term goals; but with so many other things on our plate it can be easy to put our nutrition goals on the back...
  • chicken broccoli salad
    Healthy recipe: Chicken & Broccoli Salad
    March 23, 2018
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Salad Ingredients 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces 2 cups diced cooked chicken breasts 8 slices of center-cut bacon, cooked crisp, drained & crumbled 1⁄2 cup diced red onion 1⁄2 cup shredded carrot 1⁄2 cup red grapes, halved 1⁄2 cup toasted cashews (or walnuts or sunflower seeds) Dressing...
  • It’s not a destination, it’s a journey
    March 23, 2018
    Men's Health, Regain Health, Stories of Hope, Women's Health
    I’ve struggled with my weight since I can remember and was always the chubby kid. As a teenager, I became very active in cheerleading and softball, but in order to do those things I had to be “skinny.” At the age of 13, I developed an eating disorder and...
  • Brainfood
    A brain boost: Top brain foods for kids
    March 16, 2018
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    When we’re young, our brains are super busy. They’re tasked with growing and developing in new ways every day. That’s why it’s important to fuel up the right way. But how can you know what foods your child should be eating? We’ll let you in on the secret! Read on...
  • GERD
    What’s the word on GERD?
    March 16, 2018
    Regain Health, Stay Well
    Maybe you’ve heard of GERD. But do you really know what it is and how it affects the body? Many people think that GERD is just another name for heartburn. But that’s not the case. While heartburn is one symptom of GERD, it isn’t the only one. Let’s back up...
  • endometriosis blog
    The facts on endometriosis
    March 15, 2018
    Gynecological Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    One in 10 American women are affected by endometriosis, adding up to around 5 million total. In honor of Endometriosis Awareness Month this March, get to know the facts about this condition. Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that normally grows inside a woman’s uterus — called the endometrium — grows...
  • outdoor first aid
    Basic first aid for outdoor activities
    March 8, 2018
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    Whether you’re going for a short hike with your kids or a full weekend of backpacking with friends, an injury is probably the last thing on your mind. But in the unfortunate event that something does happen, you want to be prepared. One of the best ways to be prepared...
  • pelvic pain
    The 411 on chronic pelvic pain
    March 6, 2018
    Stay Well, Women's Health
    We know — it’s not normally a topic of conversation. But chronic pelvic pain is a common issue in the United States, affecting around 15 percent of all American women. Here’s what you should know. First things first, what exactly is pelvic pain? Pelvic pain is pain affecting the area...
  • joint pain diet
    Eat this, not that for your joint health
    March 3, 2018
    Stay Well
    If you’re one of the 15 million Americans living with severe joint pain, you may be wondering what you can do to find relief. Well, what if we told you that changing what you’re eating might help your joint pain? It’s true. Incorporating certain foods into your diet — and...
  • Let’s Chatt about the new Heart and Lung Institute
    February 28, 2018
    Breakthrough, Erlanger News
    Erlanger’s new Heart and Lung Institute offers many services, one of which is helping patients understand, manage, and prevent the cardiovascular ramifications of chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Patrick Stevens joined Jess Raby on Let’s Chatt to talk about the new Institute. Raby: You are a specialist with the institute. Tell me...