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Research shows that some people may be COVID-19 "superspreaders"

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Preliminary research shows there may be some evidence that certain people spread COVID-19 more than others. This concept of "superspreaders" has been looked at several times since the beginning of this pandemic according to infection control specialists and internal medicine physicians at Ohio's Tri-Health. The first thing to know is that the superspreader concept means most… → Read More

What are the best steps towards a healthy heart?

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There is new research out on a potential new therapy to help your heart. The team at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare is continuing to expand its Heart and Vascular Institute. The focus always is on preventing heart complications and eventual heart failure, which of course you always want to do before heart damage can't be turned around. → Read More

COVID-19 and fireworks are a bad mix, according to advocacy group

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -It's been a real boom this year for fireworks sales, according to industry experts. There are reports sparklers may even sellout before the Fourth of July! But not everybody thinks that's cause for celebration. Fireworks and COVID-19 could be a bad mix, according to the team at Prevent Blindness. In previous years, their advocacy and education group, as well as emergency… → Read More

Ask the Expert: Could new research on cancer, coronavirus make a difference in recovery?

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (WKRC) – The team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare is now leading the way as part of a unique partnership in cancer research. Cancer specialists hope to learn more about cancer survivors or those currently in treatment, who also get the coronavirus. “It started through social media, med Twitter as we call it,” said Dr. Dan Flora, a medical oncologist at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Clinical… → Read More

YMCA of greater Cincinnati models safe working out

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – As gyms and fitness facilities begin to open across the country, many are providing new ways that families can continue to share in activities they enjoy without sharing the coronavirus. Getting fit, at least if you want to shape up with others, is likely to look very different in the near future. “We will have some new procedures in place to keep socially distancing,” said… → Read More

Treatment to shape the body may help with fat loss

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – It’s swimsuit season, and if this stay-at-home order hasn’t been kind to your body, a newer treatment might help. Many people are now turning to the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center for what’s called "body sculpting" or" emsculpt. "“Most people, as they get used to the sensation, don’t find it painful at all,” said Physician Assistant Karen Whitney. “It’s just an… → Read More

Children's hospital points to national study for new treatment

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – There’s breakthrough research from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital that says we may have yet another medication available soon to treat a serious complication of COVID-19. For weeks, we’ve been talking about the Cytokine Storm. It’s one of the most common complications in the lungs that can lead to deadly consequences from COVID-19. Now, researchers in the Journal of Allergy… → Read More

What will the future of a visit in a nursing home look like with COVID-19?

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Many of us who have loved ones in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic have been wondering if it will ever be safe to visit them again. While electronic visits are certainly meaningful, there is no substitute for seeing a loved one in person. The World Health Organization recently announced that COVID-19 is likely to be with us from here on out. → Read More

Ask the Expert: What are health care providers learning from cancer patients?

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Medical oncologists at St. Elizabeth Healthcare are experts in care, but when it comes to patients who have really persevered in this pandemic, they're learning a lot from them. “One of my survivors, a young lady with breast cancer, was dealing with her horrible stuff with her family, with her husband, who also had cancer,” said Dr. Doug Flora, a cancer specialist at St.… → Read More

Ask the Expert: How do health care providers feel about outpouring of support?

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Experts in patient care are saying a big 'thank you' to the hundreds of people who are spending their time making homemade masks each day for those who need them. Many patients are now using this as a chance to give back. The team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare has had quite an outpouring of love when it comes to those making masks. While quite often the providers give their… → Read More

Ask the Expert: How is the community showing support for health care workers?

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Infection control experts and many others caring for those who are sick right now are getting a lot of support from our community. We've shared so many stories of our clinical providers leading the way in helping others in this crisis. But, the CEO at St. Elizabeth Healthcare says the outpouring from the community to his team has made him a bit of an expert in gratitude. For… → Read More

St. Elizabeth Healthcare launches fitness programs

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Stay-at-home orders do not include getting out to exercise. The team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare just launched several fitness programs for their employees through its wellness team at Target Health. The manager for that program, Jessica Hartig, says what they are recommending is good advice, especially now that many people have more time to exercise. "There really is no… → Read More

Pink eye now linked as possible symptom of coronavirus

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There's a new warning as yet another symptom seems to be linked to the coronavirus. The top symptoms of COVID-19 have not changed. They still include a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. This often results in complications of pneumonia. But we are learning some of these symptoms often follow a few others:GI symptoms were announced last week, and then there's a newer… → Read More

Virtual doctor appointments helping fight spread of coronavirus

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Your next trip to the doctor will likely look a little different. Virtual visits due to coronavirus concerns have skyrocketed. "The doctor will see you now" took on a whole new meaning Thursday for Patty Haubner. A previously scheduled visit for diabetes just became a virtual health visit with her team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky after concerns about the… → Read More

Local women among first to try new artificial pancreas system to manage diabetes

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Two local women say new technology that helps manage a chronic health concern has changed their lives. Remarkable technology is changing lives for those living with diabetes. Two local women living with diabetes are among the first in the nation to begin using one of the newest artificial pancreas systems. What looks like an ordinary breakfast can make or break your blood… → Read More

Ask the Expert: How does concierge medicine work?

FT. MITCHELL, Ky. (WKRC) - A newer trend in medicine now offers personalized care for every patient. A new team with St. Elizabeth Physicians is now offering a growing trend in medicine -- concierge care. "I like the no-wait time, and I like the time that he can spend with me... 30 minutes or more," said patient Cindy Brown from Morgan, Kentucky. Brown doesn't need her doctor often but when she… → Read More

Study: Long-term breastfeeding linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes in mothers

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - New research is showing a potential link between breastfeeding and the risk of developing diabetes. This study links how long you breastfeed to a reduced risk of developing diabetes later in life. When researchers in the journal Diabetes Care followed more than 4,000 women who were at least 25 years old who had a history of diabetes in pregnancy, they found those who… → Read More

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