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Ask the Expert: How does the epilepsy monitoring unit help with seizure care?

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (WKRC) - Local doctors are now offering expanded services to help care for those with epilepsy. Neurology experts at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood recently added a monitoring unit for epilepsy so patients no longer need to travel outside the area to have this kind of diagnostic care. Local 12 went inside that unit for one brave mother's very personal journey. To any of us,… → Read More

Ask the Expert: Why are heart patients more at risk for flu complications?

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There's an important warning from heart experts when it comes to fighting the flu. Cardiologists say the common symptoms of a flu virus, such as fever, respiratory symptoms, severe headaches, body aches and dehydration, are risks for all people, but for those who have high blood pressure or who have had heart surgery or even heart failure may especially be at risk. St.… → Read More

Pain-free without pills? This new system can reset your "pain memory"

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A breakthrough device to fight pain is now available in the Tri-State, and it's helping many people find relief without prescription pills. It's almost something out of science fiction. Doctors at The Christ Hospital are among the first in the nation to begin offering patients who have targeted pain in the neck, shoulder, hip or knee a new stimulation device that sort of… → Read More

Ask the Expert: How well does the flu vaccination match the virus this year?

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cases of the flu in the Tri-State appear to be on the rise. Pediatrician Dr. Adam Reis with St. Elizabeth Healthcare says if you feel sick, stay home. And to protect yourself from the flu and other illnesses, make sure you wash your hands before or after you touch your eyes, nose and mouth and before eating. Dr. Reis recommends this for all his patients, especially those such… → Read More

Group raising money for NICU cameras for parents at Good Samaritan Hospital

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - A local organization called “Missing Alexis” is asking for your help and support. They were started by a family who lost a daughter shortly after birth named “Alexis”. Now they help hundreds of families each year who also suffer miscarriages and pregnancy loss. This month they are also raising funds to help little babies in a very big way. → Read More

Their own "Christmas Miracle": Family thanking those who supported them in time of need

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local family says thanks this holiday for what they call their own Christmas miracle. Early morning on Christmas Eve, Local 12 met up with the family of Beth O'Connor. Almost every night since August she's been visiting her husband Ray at TriHealth's Good Samaritan Hospital. He had emergency surgery there last August. He spent five weeks in a coma. → Read More

Bill to raise minimum age to buy tobacco products in Kentucky to 21 pre-filed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - A new bill to raise the legal age for buying all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21 was pre-filed in Kentucky Thursday. The bill would help reverse the youth vaping epidemic that's reached more than a quarter of Kentucky's high school students and 1 in 7 middle-schoolers. The bill is being introduced by state Sen. Ralph Alvarado of Winchester. → Read More

OrthoCincy bone specialist says high-dose vitamin D may not help if it's not needed

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new study has a word of caution about a common supplement many of us take to build better bones. This new study takes a common look at high-dose vitamin D. It's used now for fighting many health problems, but when it comes to your bones, the team at OrthoCincy says to find out if you need it before you take it. When bone specialist Dr. Howard Schertzinger evaluates… → Read More

Study looks at impact of ice baths on the muscles of athletes as they recover

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new study is raising questions about a common practice used to help athletes in recovery. This new study in The Journal of Physiology sort of throws cold water on ice baths as a strategy for repairing or building muscle. To find this out researchers studied the impact of ice baths on the generation of new protein in muscles that usually increases after exercise and after we… → Read More

Study: High blood pressure during pregnancy can impact the brain

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Heart specialists at St. Elizabeth's Heart and Vascular unit say there is yet another reason for all of us to watch our blood pressure, but especially those planning a pregnancy. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says high blood pressure when you are pregnant has now been linked to future heart problems for mom. Researchers studied data… → Read More

Surgical innovation called 'tightrope procedure' helps with quicker injury recovery

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A surgical innovation is getting a lot of attention thanks to the way it's helping athletes get back in the game. This innovation is used in something called the tightrope procedure by the team at OrthoCincy at the St. Elizabeth Surgery Center. It is getting a lot of attention because Tua Tagovailoa, the quarterback from Alabama, played against LSU just 20 days after… → Read More

Ask the Expert: How is a local injury prevention program helping student athletes?

ERLANGER, Ky. (WKRC) - A local health care provider is getting some recognition from Cincinnati's Health Collaborative. Trainers and coaches all over the area do everything possible to reduce a student's risk of injury. And now, a sports injury prevention medicine specialist at St. Elizabeth Healthcare has made such a difference in keeping students in the game, he's been nominated as a 2019… → Read More

Study: Poor bathroom hygiene responsible for many illnesses

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new study on superbugs confirms what ear nose and throat experts with ENT and Allergy Specialists and St. Elizabeth Healthcare say they've known for a long time, when it comes to preventing them handwashing is key. Researchers in the journal "Lancet Infectious Diseases" found while we often say we got food poisoning or another bad bug, we likely had poor toilet hygiene.… → Read More

Celebration of Angels raises $160,000 for foundation that helps breast cancer patients

MASON, Ohio (WKRC) - Hundreds of families showed up Monday to support those living with breast cancer. The Celebration of Angels for TriHealth's Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care was a huge success. Each year, it honors those who make a difference for others living with this disease. This year, they honored a group that ties in vacation homes for survivors, some very special… → Read More

Survey: Americans angrier today than a generation ago

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - If you seem to be waking up on the wrong side of the bed these days, you're not alone. A new survey on anger says we are waking up a lot crankier than we did a generation ago. Eighty-four percent of people who were asked said they do think all of us are more agitated now than we were years ago. Psychologists at the Cleveland Clinic who reviewed this poll by NPR-IBM Watson… → Read More

Study: Training too much can impact the decision-making area of the brain

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (WKRC) - A new report has an important warning if you work out or are a student-athlete. Surgeons at OrthoCincy say it's a busy time for athletic injuries due to fall sports and athletic training, but a new study in Current Biology shows us that if some training is good, more may not be better. Injuries are always a big risk with overtraining, according to Dr. Adam Metzler and the… → Read More

Researchers find more high-caloric drinks being added to restaurant menus

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - If you have plans to enjoy your favorite restaurant this weekend, a word of caution about what's on the menu. It's not the food that researchers found in a new menu review that was the problem: It was the beverages. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found restaurants have dropped the fat in some items on menus, but the number of beverages available… → Read More

Program that helps athletes hone their skills comes to the Tri-State

ERLANGER, Ky. (WKRC) - For the first time, a program that helps athletes hone their skills is in the Tri-State. A new program at Griffin Elite in Erlanger invites athletes to step up their game. For at least seven hours a day for the next seven months, this team will focus on being a team. They are all part of the first Action Sports Institute class in this part of the country. Young men who… → Read More

This personality trait could determine more success when it comes to getting in shape:

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new report says if you can't stick to a shape-up plan, it might not be your fault, and it might have you rethinking a few things to foster success. Researchers at the University of Oregon studied students to track who would continue going to the gym throughout the semester. They found what is called "planfulness" may be critical in sticking to a health goal. → Read More

NIH launches research project to explore how music, sounds help our health

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The next prescription for good health might be attending your favorite concert or Broadway musical. The National Institutes of Health is launching a huge research project to learn more about sound health. They've awarded $20 million worth of grants over the next five years to bring together music therapy and neuroscience. NIH researchers want to find out just how and why that… → Read More