• Prioritizing your well-being
    May 27, 2022
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Well-being is the health of mind, body, and spirit. It means we have the support, tools, and optimal environments we need to build, sustain, and enjoy our lives to the fullest. It’s not always easy to prioritize ourselves, but when it comes to our well-being, it is crucial. It is...
  • How to recognize celiac disease
    May 18, 2022
    Allergies, Child & Family Health, Regain Health, Stay Well
    What if you couldn’t eat bread? Or pasta? Or cookies? What if you couldn’t eat anything containing wheat, rye, and barley because of a protein found in these grains? Millions of Americans — including children — get gas, diarrhea, and other symptoms whenever they eat foods with a protein known as gluten. The...
  • In a stroke, time lost is brain lost. Learn how to B.E. F.A.S.T.
    May 13, 2022
    Brain Health & Stroke, Stay Well
    Each year, nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. We are spreading the word about B.E. F.A.S.T.—a simple tool anyone can use to diagnose a stroke by identifying the most common symptoms. Do you know how to identify the symptoms of a stroke? Knowing what to look for...
  • Skin cancer: Know your risk and protect yourself
    May 5, 2022
    Cancer Issues, Child & Family Health, Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Approximately 99,780 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year. In fact, according to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, more people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every year than all other cancers combined. Fortunately, most skin cancers are treatable if diagnosed...
  • The facts on infant immunization
    April 25, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Immunization, Stay Well
    National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from vaccine-preventable diseases. It’s important to stay up-to-date on your children’s well visits and routine vaccinations. Being a parent is hard. We get it - there’s a lot to figure out, like what diapers to use, when...
  • Testicular cancer: Four facts every man should know
    April 21, 2022
    Cancer Issues, Men's Health, Stay Well
    Testicular cancer is among the most treatable, curable cancers; however, it’s a topic most men avoid discussing. When detected early, the odds of beating this cancer are greater than 99 percent. But if it goes untreated, it can become deadly. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 9,910 new cases...
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    Medication disposal: What to do when your meds are expired or unneeded
    April 18, 2022
    Stay Well
    We all have them — those unused antibiotic capsules or expired pain relievers hanging out in the medicine cabinet. But the reality is, keeping those around is unsafe and can have dangerous consequences. It might seem easiest to just leave those prescription and OTC medications where they are, instead of...
  • Ask an expert: Alcohol, stress, and healthy alternatives for coping
    April 14, 2022
    Ask an Expert, Men's Health, Regain Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Recent studies indicate that alcohol consumption greatly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked with family medicine physician Dr. Steven Fox to get a medical perspective on this trend. Q: What is driving the recent rise in alcohol use? A: For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase...
  • Stories of Hope: Victor Bryant, Kidney Transplant Recipient
    April 11, 2022
    Stories of Hope
    Victor Bryant is a proud Erlanger employee who became a patient of the Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center. In 2010, Victor visited an Erlanger Community Health Center, where his provider discovered a problem with his kidney function. He was referred to a nephrologist and learned that he would one day need...
  • Get the facts on minority health
    April 7, 2022
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Our race and ethnicity play a significant role in determining our risk for certain health conditions and life expectancy. Minorities, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, often have additional risk factors researchers have linked to receiving less preventive care. It is never too late to take the...
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    The facts on endometriosis
    March 7, 2022
    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...
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    A parent’s guide to epilepsy
    March 4, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    How much do you know about this condition that affects more than 450,000 American children? Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological condition — impacting more than 3 million people in the United States, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. The condition, which is often called a “seizure disorder,” causes unpredictable...