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Intermittent fasting pros and cons

Intermittent fasting was Google's second most searched diet in 2020 and the most searched diet in 2019. But is the intermittent fasting diet just another fad diet or is it a legitimate long-term option for healthy living? Staci Cortelezzi, registered dietitian in the Center for Bariatric Surgery, offers advice for those curious about this diet trend. ...Continue →

Shoulder replacements, their effectiveness are on the rise

It wasn’t that long ago when patients who did not find relief through conventional treatments for shoulder pain were forced to resign themselves to a life with pain and limited mobility. Particularly for those with rotator cuff tears and advanced arthritis, options were limited. Fortunately, recent advancements in implants and surgical techniques provide hope for life beyond pain and restored function. In fact, shoulder replacement is now the fastest growing joint replacement surgery in the country, with nearly 70,000 performed each year. ...Continue →

Mental Health Crisis: Questions & Answers with Dr. Michael Biscaro

People can and do experience an emotional or mental health crisis due to a wide range of situations. For some, it might be the end of a personal relationship. For others, it might be the loss of a job. Crisis, stress, depression and other issues affect people in different ways. Treatment can help. Here, Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP, chief of behavioral health, discusses mental health crises and the Psychiatric Emergency Department at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center as part of a new video series on behavioral health and the best approaches to care. ...Continue →

Catholic Health World features St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in cover story on escalating demand for behavioral health services

Most Americans, directly or indirectly, experience behavioral health challenges at some point in their lives. For some, it’s a life-long struggle that drains resources and fractures families. In greater Cleveland, persons with mental illness and addiction have some of the direst needs, which have been further exacerbated by Covid-19. In its June 1 issue, Catholic Health World features St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in a cover story on pandemic stressors driving increased depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Individuals struggling with mental health and addiction challenges not only face a tremendous amount stigma, but they also receive their care from a too fragmented and disconnected delivery system. This is something St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is working to address through its Integrated Care approach – including expanded services and through community partnerships to achieve a complete continuum. ...Continue →

Sisters of Charity Foundation Partners with MASS Design Group to Engage Residents and Community Partners to Inform Vision for Health Campus in Central

MASS Design Group, a global design collective dedicated to delivering architecture that promotes justice and human dignity, has been engaged by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland to create a Health Campus that provides care for the whole person. In the Central Neighborhood, the Health Campus will build on the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s 170-year legacy of healing by bringing new services to the community that address the social determinants of health. ...Continue →

Peer Support Specialists Walk a Special Journey

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, who came to Cleveland from France in 1851 and became the city’s first public health nurses, have a deeply seeded commitment to authentic listening, especially with and alongside marginalized and underserved individuals, families and communities. This spirit is carried forward in many ways, including through the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC) Certified Peer Support Team. ...Continue →

5 signs you should see a spine specialist for your back pain

Most everyone has suffered from some form of back pain at least once in their life. Whether you tweaked your back helping a friend move a couch or suffered a debilitating illness or injury, back pain is a leading cause of disability and one that most people try to grin and bear. Popping ibuprofen may be a short-term solution to masking your pain, but it won’t fix the problem. ...Continue →

Everything You Need to Know about Hip Replacement

As the largest joint in your body, your hips bear the brunt of your body weight. They support your ability to walk and move. When they hurt, it can negatively affect your quality of life. Once the hip joint becomes worn down, eventually you are in pain even when resting. ...Continue →

Shoes can cause back and joint pain

The shoes you wear dramatically affect the impact your knees and hips take with every step. Shoes with proper support help keep knees in alignment; arch support helps prevent feet from rotating inward; and cushioning reduces the impact from the body’s weight with each step. All of this helps to reduce pressure on our joints and back. ...Continue →

Back and Neck Pain Don’t Have to Keep You Out of the Garden

Not adhering to proper mechanics when gardening can leave you in pain, unable to finish the job. St. Vincent Charity spine surgeon Robert McLain, M.D. encourages gardeners to use four simple steps to prevent back and neck pain. ...Continue →

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October 30, 2019

Statement on the Passing of 10th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Bishop Richard Lennon

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, the Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are deeply saddened by the passing of The Most Rev. Richard Gerard Lennon, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on Tu ...continue reading

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February 25, 2019

Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Video Highlights Partnership

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium has released a new video, highlighting the collaborative work under way by area hospitals to address the opioid crisis in the region.The ...continue reading

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June 4, 2018

St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surg ...continue reading

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