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Resolve to lose weight to reduce arthritis pain

Maintaining a healthy body weight is important for overall health. Most Americans know it’s importance in reducing risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, many may be surprised to learn excess weight not only exacerbates pain from arthritis, but significantly increases the risk of a patient developing arthritis in the first place. ...Continue →

A thank you to the community for helping slow the spread of COVID-19

We’ve made it to this point together. And that is exactly the reason for this message. We start with pride for our caregiving teams who make patient care their top priority. Our gratitude goes to caregivers at the bedside and those behind the scenes who make our health systems succeed every day of every year. ...Continue →

Staying healthy while staying safe

As the coronavirus pandemic accelerates in our community, we are seeing far too many people delaying essential doctor’s appointments out of fear of contracting the virus. In some cases, the risk from foregoing these routine appointments may be greater than the virus itself. ...Continue →

Cleveland Magazine's Top Doctors: The Toll COVID-19 Has Taken On Those Battling Addiction

As part of the December 2020 cover story for Cleveland Magazine, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's co-medical directors of Rosary Hall, Dr. Theodore V. Parran and Dr. Christopher Adelman, discuss the importance of ongoing addiction treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...Continue →

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center joins northeast Ohio hospitals urging Ohioans to remain vigilant as coronavirus cases rise

The heads of six Northeast Ohio hospital systems took out a full page ad in the Sunday Plain Dealer for a letter that implores Ohioans not to give in to “COVID fatigue” as coronavirus cases in Ohio continue to dramatically rise. “Unfortunately we cannot wish the infection away,” the letter reads, in part. “COVID-19 is in our communities no matter where you live or who you are. It touches all of us in one way or another.” ...Continue →

Here are alternative therapies to treat arthritis

Conventional therapies, such as physical therapy, medications, are the mainstays of allopathic medicine in managing arthritic symptoms. In the majority of cases, these treatments offer symptomatic relief. However, for those who do not find adequate relief, or for those who prefer a more “nontraditional” approach, there are other treatments to help achieve satisfactory results. ...Continue →

When’s right time for knee replacement?

It is critical patients work with their physician to find the the balancing point between the use of less invasive treatments and the risk of additional deterioration that may impede restoration of function. ...Continue →

Ways to safely adapt exercise during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a growing number of overuse injuries, joint pain, tendonitis and muscle strain in patients who have had to shift their exercise routines. There are easy steps you can take to protect your body when beginning a new running routine. ...Continue →

Health Progress: Rosary Hall in Cleveland Fights Addiction

At Rosary Hall in Cleveland, they don't like to talk about waiting lists. When someone struggling with addiction seeks help, they try to provide it — right then, right there. During daytime hours, Rosary Hall accepts walk-in patients, people seeking immediate treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency. The approach to immediately admit those in need hearkens back to Rosary Hall's founder, a slight but stalwart religious sister. Sr. Mary Ignatia Gavin, CSA, was first in the nation to admit patients to a general hospital for treatment of alcoholism. ...Continue →

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, joins other faith-based leaders in Washington, D.C., to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau convened faith-based leaders from across the country for the 2020 Census Interfaith Summit February 18 at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to discuss the importance of encouraging members of their communities to respond to the 2020 Census. Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, was part of the panel discussion. Her message and those of other faith-based leaders were shared nationally on NPR. ...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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