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Your kitchen is probably the most used room in your home between preparing meals or talking around the island while spending time with family and friends. In fact, kitchen renovation is the top request when it comes to interior design. So, when it comes to making yours everything you ever dreamed about, you might not know where to start. Every kitchen renovation is different, so even if you love the idea of ripping out your existing floor and cabinets, you might have the budget or ability to do so. Here’s what you need to know about kitchen remodeling.


Your final remodel is determined by the layout of your kitchen. You need to consider where the power and water supply are located and whether they can be moved. You should take inventory of any dead space you have in your kitchen and come up with some ideas of how you’d like to change it. Make rough sketches of your dream layout to give a contractor a general idea of what you’re hoping to achieve. There are also design apps that create renderings you can use to help make the process easier as well. Once you have a good understanding of how your kitchen is built, you can focus on how to improve the overall functionality and flow.

Efficiency and Functionality

Even though single-wall galley kitchens are making a comeback, L-shaped kitchens can be bought in most homes. If your kitchen functions as a family hub, it will be far different than one belonging to someone who’s single and living in the city. If your dream kitchen is nothing like the one you currently have, you also need to think about your finances. Kitchen makeovers can be as inexpensive as a quick coat of paint or as costly as a complete demolition and rebuild. For this reason, you might want to consider getting a line of home equity credit. There are plenty of guides online for review, which explain the process of taking out a line of home equity credit. This type of credit allows you to tap into your home’s equity for renovations. The interest could be tax deductible, and the repayment terms are usually less than with bank loans.

Color Palette

When it comes to repainting or wallpapering your kitchen, you need to think about the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. Consider the color of your cabinets, counters and floors. Choose a complimentary color or walk covering that tie everything together and creates a cozy environment. You also need to choose your kitchen gadgets accordingly. If you have a more eclectic taste, there’s no shortage of bold blenders, mixers and coffee makers on the market. However, it’s never a good idea to have every kitchen gadget you own competing for attention. For instance, if red is your signature color, choose one item in this hue. The goal is to let your personality shine through without throwing off the ambiance of your new kitchen. This will be even more important if you want to sell your home in the future.

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Dressing in smart business attire doesn’t just help you look the part: it’s also been found to improve abstract thinking, which is key for creativity and long-term strategizing, Scientific American reports. When it comes to work, appearance matters. Striking the perfect balance between professional and chic can be challenging, but it’s possible as long as you follow some key basic principles.
Quality over quantity
Your business wardrobe isn’t the place to penny pinch. Investing in high-quality, staple pieces may initially seem expensive, but you’ll get plenty of wear out of them over the years — this results in a low cost per wear. So, when you’re shopping for new pieces, pay particular attention to the materials and craftsmanship, and aim for quality over quantity. It’s also just as important to take excellent care of your garments after you purchase them. That means getting them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. The right care can help you extend the life of your wardrobe considerably. 
Accessorize smartly
When it comes to accessories in workplace fashion, less is always more. Accessories typically create a focal point for your outfit, and can end up either making or breaking your look — so choose wisely. For example, there’s no need to overdo it on the jewelry. Instead choose a single classic piece like a sapphire necklace. Sapphire gemstones offer a beautiful deep blue hue that can add an elegant sparkle to your look. Allow the stone to take center stage here: there’s no need to overwhelm it with other colors or stones. As an alternative to jewelry, opt for a designer handbag or briefcase. A chic, business-appropriate bag can elevate your look and fit all your work essentials.
Don’t show too much skin
Showing too much skin in the workplace is a big no-no. You can avoid doing this by ensuring your dresses and skirts are the right length: they should fall in line with the tops of your knees at minimum. Keep in mind that dresses and skirts may naturally move further up when you sit down, making them look even shorter. It’s also wise to avoid dresses or skirts with high slits. If you’re ever in doubt, take a look at your employee handbook to read up on the exact dress code for your workspace.
Assembling a chic business wardrobe can help you make a good impression at work. By following key style principles, you can easily dress for success.

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For folks who have been experiencing issues with their credit, it can seem like a fool’s errand to try to get their hands on money they might need. People with bad credit simply seem to have a harder time getting a loan than those with great credit scores, and this is mostly because major lending institutions and banks will rarely provide loan to those who have a bad credit score. 

This isn’t necessarily the fault of the lenders or the banks – this is simply how the system is set up. This doesn’t bode well for people who deal with bad credit problems, even if these issues are due to unexpected life circumstances and through no fault of their own. Still, bad credit is something that will continue to affect the person until they are able to get their credit score up. 

Does this mean that if you have bad credit, you simply are out of options until you are able to bring your credit score back up? Not necessarily, because you might be surprised to find that you still have options for getting your hands on the money you need, even with a bad credit score. 

Payday Loans: A Solid Option For People With Bad Credit

There are millions of folks out there dealing with bad credit scores, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t have a few options they can count on to get the money they need. This is where payday loans come in. Payday loans are a little different than the typical loans you could receive from a bank or major lending institution. 

You see, payday loans are a way to quickly get your hands on a smaller amount of cash, for whatever reason you might need it for. It could be for unexpected medical bills, car repairs, or something else entirely. Payday lenders usually loan smaller amounts at a time (typically under $1000) to be sure that the borrower will be able to pay their loan back on time. When someone applies for a 500 loan with bad credit, making sure it is able to be paid back is essential to ensuring everything is properly squared away with their loan. 

When you borrow through a payday lender, you will usually be expected to have your loan paid back in full by the next time you get paid, hence the term payday loans. Get it paid off on time, and you won’t have any extra fees to worry about, and your credit might even be positively impacted if your payday lender is one to reports to one of the big three credit bureaus (which include Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax). 

In short, a payday loan is one of the best ways for bad credit borrowers to get their hands on the money they need. If the borrower only needs a smaller amount of money, then it should be simple for them to repay it quickly by the due date. 

Where Do You Find Payday Lenders? 

Payday lenders do exist “in real life,” that is, you can visit some of them in local offices and see what they can do for you. However, some of the best payday lenders don’t have a dedicated office, but instead, exist solely online. 

These are some of the best options for folks with bad credit who would like to get their hands on a payday loan. Simply open up your favorite internet browser, search for payday loans on your preferred search engine, and see what is available to you. Payday lenders use your income instead of your credit score to determine whether or not to approve you for a loan, so make sure you have your employment information at the ready when applying for your loan. 

After you have filled out all of the necessary information, you will just have to wait on your loan decision. On most payday lenders’ websites, it only takes a few minutes to get your loan decision, either through email or through a page on the site alerting you to the decision. If your loan is approved, it will show up in your bank account in anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, on average. 

Once your payday loan is in your account, you are free to use it however you’d like. Use it to pay off your bills, get a handle on some medical expenses, or whatever else you might need to use it for. As long as you can pay it off on time, you will be good to go, and your credit won’t be negatively affected. 

Is This the Best Option For You? 

People with bad credit need somewhere to turn when they experience the need for quick cash. Everyone experiences hardships in life, and it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a chance to turn things around. Look into payday loans for yourself if you think it could be the answer to getting your funds in order. 

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Funerals are not something I look forward to, and frankly, I find them quite exhausting. I’m sure you’ve come to the same conclusion regarding this ritual in our lives. Nevertheless, they serve an important function— they enable the surviving loved ones to have a way to say goodbye and help you start the grieving process. With family and friends surrounding you, funerals can give you some sense of comfort and peace.

I always do a lot of thinking when I attend a funeral. Saturday, as I listened to the family tell wonderful stories of their mother, I was reminded about how easy it is to forget what really matters in life. Let’s be honest here, so much of our days are spent stressed about the car that cut in front of us, upset about the C that our child got on the Math test, or angry with the way our boss talked to us in the meeting. These unimportant details and worries begin to take over our thinking and color our days. They become the way we live our life. Before you know it, this is our pattern. Each day becomes another day and another day, and we live it like we have all the time in the world. We live it like we have the right to waste our days.

We let unimportant “stuff” take up space in our head and we do this willingly. We make a choice that this “stuff” is worthy of our time, our thoughts, our energy, and our life. Whether the choice is conscious or unconscious doesn’t matter. The important point is that it’s still our choice, our decision we have made.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the day’s minutiae and forget about how so little of it really matters. It’s easier to do this than it is to live each day like it’s the last day of our life. There’s a piece of us that must enjoy the emotions that come with the “stuff” that occupies space in our head. We must, or why would we live our lives this way? Maybe we find a strange comfort in spending each day in the same exhausting routine.

I went to the store yesterday to pick up a couple things for dinner. I ran into an acquaintance. I know her husband, but I couldn’t even tell you her name. We chatted for a while before she whispered something to me. I thought I heard her but I surely hoped I was wrong. She repeated it again for me. Her husband had been diagnosed with a terminal cancer and was failing. She searched my eyes and asked me if I thought he was going to be OK. I hugged her and reminded her to take it one day at a time.

Again, I was reminded how fragile life truly is. We make plans in the distant future and fritter away our time, just assuming that we have unlimited days to do whatever we want. The reality is somewhat different.

My suggestion is that you vow to live your life with clarity— be clear on your priorities and demonstrate this in your behavior daily. Live life fully— don’t waste your precious time and energy on “stuff” that’s not important.

Make a pact to live NOW.

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Due to its healthy business climate, Ohio is now ranked as one of the best states for female entrepreneurs to set up a new business. With a large number of companies owned by women, low living costs and high levels of safety, the state is seen as being particularly welcoming to new businesses. In addition, in Cincinnati, numerous networking groups and events take place all around the city, offering mutual support and encouragement to women. They are a great place to build business by making connections with other female business owners, while, at the same time, reaching out to potential new clients. For the latter, one particular networking group for small businesses, run by a boutique marketing company, offers help with customer experience-focused marketing, including merchandising, copy writing and press releases.

Reaching Out to Customers

Of course, good marketing is vital to both new and established businesses, and an extra personal touch can set a business apart. In a survey on the use of print marketing, 85% of consumers stated a preference for businesses that printed materials such as business cards, signs and flyers. explains that clients like to see tangible evidence of the success of a business, and something as simple as mailing out high quality invitations, flyers and other company material to clients and contacts can ensure a business stands out from the crowd. Keeping in touch personally with loyal customers will help a business stay competitive while at the same time making clients feel valued.

Building up Contacts

Printed business cards are a quick and easy way to pass on contact details and are particularly useful for handing out at networking events. Here is where you might meet some of the leading business women in Cincinnati who have been recognized for building networks, creating strong teams and for mentoring other women in business. As well as sharing ideas and personal experience, business mentors can introduce their colleagues to their wider circle of established contacts, helping entrepreneurs connect with people who can help boost the success of their business.

Following Up on Leads

As networks grow, it’s important to consolidate business relationships and follow up early on any leads or introductions. This is where the personal touch can really make a difference. The power of receiving a handwritten note, thank you letter or invitation by mail shouldn’t be underestimated especially when so many emails go unread, lost in a junk folder. By taking the time to write and send correspondence, business owners can show that they are sincere in wanting to establish a good, solid relationship with their customers.

In a city that already offers opportunities and security for female entrepreneurs, networking groups and events throughout Cincinnati can help make these businesses stronger. Just as the women in Cincinnati meet and support each other by sharing their experience and contacts, so developing personal connections with clients and customers will help their businesses continue to flourish.

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Starting a fashion blog takes more than picking out the right heels to go with your earrings. You need to be able to express your knowledge, know-how, and be the first to recognize upcoming trends. If your friends always ask for advice or steal your style, you’re probably on the right track.

Do you fall asleep thinking about the latest Isaac Mizrahi runway looks or Willi Smith vintage dresses? If so, you may make a marvelous fashion blogger. And why wouldn’t you want to be? Fashion does miraculous things to us. Clothing helps us build our personas and express our personalities. Research actually shows that clothes transform the way you act and how you see yourself.

If you’re looking to impact Cincinnati and the world, consider sharing your advice, opinions, and hottest outfits with an audience of fashion blog readers. Here are five steps to getting you started on the road to a groundbreaking blog with loyal followers and fan.

  1. Curate Your Brand and Choose a Name

All great fashion personalities have their ‘thing.’ While you don’t need to be the next Joan Rivers or be eccentric at all, you want to focus in on what makes your style, taste, and eye unique. Do you have an excellent knack for matching colors or do you find patterns irresistible? Whatever you’re good at, capitalize on it.

Next, name your blog. Naming your blog is like naming a baby, but a with a little more emphasis on sounding memorable. You want the title of your blog and your domain name to be both catchy and straightforward. Make the spelling simple so people aren’t mistaken. Avoid numeric characters, symbols, underscores, and hyphens–these can be difficult to type or spell-out.

As strange as it may sound, avoid the words “fashion” or “style” in your name. These are too expected and kind of boring. Instead, think about that niche you’re filling. How much better does “Plaid and Polka Dots” sound compared to “Jenny’s Fashion Blog”? 

  1. Setup a Fashion-Foward Website

Ok, you have a great name, you’ve thought about your niche, now start building your empire. Well, at least start building your blog. You’ll need to find a hosting service and cross your fingers that your blog name isn’t taken. Then you can register your domain name and design your blog.

Try to find a service that has premade templates so you don’t spend forever trying to figure out how to format your blog. Choose a basic format because once you start adding pictures of outfits or spring collections, you don’t want to clutter the page.

3. Put Your Thoughts into Words

The first part of your website you’ll want to form is your About page. While people may click on one of your posts from a Facebook link, almost every visitor to a blog will click on the “About Us” before committing to reading more than one blog post. Readers also follow people they like or think have interesting perspectives, so make sure you can express what makes you and your fashion aesthetic unique on this page.

Your next focus should be on your first blog post. This will sound strange, but in the future, people will go back and look at your first blog post more than almost anything else you write. So, think of it as an introduction to who you are or the first stone in the foundation of your blog.

4. Keep Your Content Lively and Up-to-Date

What makes blogs different than any other written form is that you can treat the content like a time capsule of what’s going on in fashion rather than a perfectly composed editorial on Pyer Moss.

Be personal and honest in your blog, and your readers will appreciate you for it. Remember that your readers will look for you for expertise. Do some research and be the first to inform your readers of the latest trends or what you can predict for the upcoming season. 

Use plenty of bright images that make sense with the season. You’ll want to post free high-quality love stock images for Valentines Day or wintry images during December. Readers want to know that your blog is current and aware of what’s happening.

5. Promote Your Blog and Share the Love 

Once you have your first post done, you can share your blog with your friends, family, and those fashion-forward people you cross paths with. Don’t be embarrassed to post your hard work on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You have the opportunity to inform others and make the world a bit more beautiful. The better your posts, the more likely your friends will repost what you have to offer. 

You may even gain enough notoriety to enjoy some of the benefits associated with fashion blogging. If you’re trying to get a job in the industry, you can use your blog as a portfolio of your skills and a way to network with other fashion professionals. You can also gain access to some fashion events or make a little money.

So, you’re on your way to fashion blogging greatness. Use your voice to promote worthy causes like Grace B Bold and the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. You have a platform to make a difference and make the world better.

Don’t forget to have some fun and laugh a little at your fashion faux pas. We all have them and they make us lovable and human. Keep your eyes on the runaway and your mind on the future and you’ll do just fine.

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By now, it is common sense to know that addiction in most cases is a bad thing. Whether you are addicted to hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin, mild substances such as weed or nicotine, or even gambling – all of these things can be extremely bad for anyone who partakes in them – especially if that person is not aware of their limits. 


Ever since people, especially parents who smoke regularly and yet are still very concerned about the effects of their harmful habit on their young children, have become aware of the dangerous diseases which can be caused by too much tobacco and nicotine in your system, they have started to turn to vaping. Some even consider vaping to be a harmless substitute for all other substances. 

Vaping, also known as e-cigarettes and even electric cigarettes, has suddenly started to appear as an attractive replacement to people who either want to quit indulging in a harmful habit such as smoking, or want to get into it but don’t want to get addicted or go for something which is too strong for beginners. 

But the sad reality is that vaping might not be as harmless as people believe it to be. For sure, vaping is much less dangerous than nicotine because first of all, addiction to vaping is a very rare thing to happen whereas almost every other tobacco smoker on the entire planet is dangerously addicted to nicotine. 


We wouldn’t go as far as claiming that vaping is as harmful as smoking excessively, but it still should not be treated as the godsend people think it is. 

According to the well-known and influential American Lung Association, vaping is dangerous if indulged in excessive amounts because most of the vapes and e-cigarettes people use have the chemical nicotine in them. And we all know just how addictive nicotine can be. 

Once you become dependent on nicotine, you can develop harmful side effects from not getting the nicotine you crave.  For those who are unaware, withdrawal from nicotine suddenly can lead to several awful conditions such as anxiety, loss of appetite and sleep, and even depression. Just like nicotine can badly affect your child’s developing brains, which leads to reduced memory and attention spans, the vaping of nicotine can do the same. Nicotine in vapes can also bring harm to unborn babies. 

Other than nicotine, another thing which can bring tons of harm to your child is the well-known chemical for building known as formaldehyde. This substance is known for causing cancer. 

Another thing to watch out for in vapes are the flavors, especially the chemical known as diacetyl, which has a buttery taste and can be very harmful as it causes a disorder of the lungs known as “popcorn lung” which is similar to bronchitis. 

In short, if your kids are interested in vaping, lead them in a different direction.  If you vape, but your kids do not, make sure you are informed of all the potential side effects before  you expose them to vape or the second hand effects of the vapor. 

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Is your home in need of a bit of attention? Paintwork looking marked and faded, décor a little tired? Maybe you’re just bored living in the same environment after a few years and feel like a change. Or perhaps you’re considering putting the house up for sale and want to present it at its best. There are many reasons why you might be thinking about home improvement projects, but you need to think carefully about what is important and what you wish to achieve. Home improvements can be a costly business, so prioritizing the work you have in mind and looking for low-cost alternatives is a good place to start.

Selecting your project if you’re thinking of selling

The kind of project you want to take on will depend on what you are looking to achieve. If you’re thinking of boosting the sales potential and asking price of your house, then decorating right through in neutral colors is the best way to begin. Tidying, cleaning, and generally smartening up every room is the best way to maximize your return when you sell. If you’re thinking of major projects like a new kitchen or bathroom, don’t assume that the cost of the work will be reflected in the asking price. Such projects may add value, they may make no difference, or they may cost you a considerable amount without giving any return. You need to ask for some advice from realtors who know the local market as to what projects are worth undertaking.

Selecting your project if you’re not selling

Adding value to your home may not be such a priority as when you are selling, but it’s still something to consider. If your plans are going to cost considerably more than any value they might add, you need to be sure that the benefits to you in other forms will be at a sufficient level to offset any financial losses. If you will improve your lifestyle and the quality of your home life significantly, then the investment is worthwhile. Home improvement projects can take many forms, from simply redecorating and/or furnishing, to changing what a room is used for, or even enlarging and adding rooms. Open plan living areas have many advantages, and if this concept appeals to you, your project will involve an element of demolition and a rethink of the layout to make the new open space work well and look good.

How good are your DIY skills?

When it comes to costing your project, you might be considering doing some or all of the work yourself. This can be a cheaper option than getting tradespeople in, but the savings you make will only be worthwhile if you have the skills required. If you make a mistake when working on your project, you could end up having to get a professional in any way, or at the very least end up with a job that isn’t as well-done as it could have been. There are some tasks that most people can master with a little tuition and practice, such as painting and decorating. You don’t need to be a master craftsman to sand down floorboards or put up shelves for instance. Other tasks are much harder to do well, like plastering walls, and some are potentially dangerous – it’s not a good idea to interfere with your electrical systems if you’re not an electrician for example. 

DIY versus professional

Your best bet is to make an honest appraisal of your skills, and see what you could realistically do within your skill set and the time you have available. Missing out on extra work or overtime because you’re struggling with tiling the bathroom isn’t a very cost-effective approach to home improvement. You could well be better off earning the extra money and paying for a skilled tiler to come in and do the bathroom for you. Once you’ve determined what you are capable of and want to do yourself, you need to draw up an outline plan listing what needs to be done, when and by whom. You can then look at getting quotes for the professional work you need doing, and will be able to give the businesses a better idea of the timeframe and when you will need them. If the cost of employing tradespeople will take you over your available budget, then a home loan could be the answer. You can find out more about loan options for home improvements by searching online for the deals that will work best for your situation.

Making a plan for your project

It’s always best to make a plan before starting work so that you won’t get any surprises along the way. First of all, you need to be decided on what you want the room to look like; the color scheme, the purpose of the room and how that is changing, the layout of the furniture, and whether you want any new items to be added in. There are also practical actions to take into account, for example where you will put the contents of the room you’re making over, and when your tradespeople are able to fit you in. You’ll need to purchase all your materials in preparation, and you may need to book time off work – or at least check your diary to see what availability you have, so you can accurately predict how long the project will take. 

Completing the project

The plan you’ve made should include a realistic time schedule, which you should try and stick to and revise if necessary as you progress. Sometimes projects can be started with great enthusiasm, only for work to tail off for various reasons. The room then doesn’t get finished, and you will be trying to work around the disarray engendered by the start of the project. Get all the family members involved and lending a hand, in any way that suits them. The more help you get at the right time, the quicker the project will be completed.

Home makeovers can be a lot of fun if you stick to these golden rules and get everything ready before you start your project.

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As national heart health awareness month comes to a close, we learn about a local lady with a personal story that will educate and inspire you to take heart.

Susan Cox, a St. Elizabeth patient


Susan Cox did the unthinkable—she drove herself to the hospital, even though she thought she could be having a heart attack.

Her children had already been through so much when they lost their father to heart disease, so she didn’t want them to see her leave in an ambulance.

Susan said, “Just two years ago my husband Randy was at St. Elizabeth for heart surgery. That was the most difficult time of my life. Randy was everything to me, we were together for 20 years.”

After Randy suffered a heart attack, Dr. Victor Schmelzer performed triple-bypass surgery. Soon after surgery, Randy suffered a stroke. When he woke, he remembered the names of family members, but most of his memories appeared to be gone. Randy then went to rehab to get stronger, but he suffered a second heart attack and stroke. He returned to St. Elizabeth for care and in the end was under the care of Hospice.

“Dr. Schmelzer was there for me every step of the way when Randy was sick. Not only was he caring for Randy, he was there for me. He would always ask how I was doing, put a hand on my shoulder, or sometimes let me cry in his arms,” Susan said. “Although Randy didn’t make it, Dr. Schmelzer did everything he could for Randy and my family. He was unbelievably good to me.”

Nine months later, Susan arrived at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Emergency Department and learned she was having a heart attack and would need surgery. There was one thing Susan was sure of when she arrived, she wanted Dr. Schmelzer to care for her.

“I found out I had small arteries and they may need to transfer me for surgery. But I knew if anyone could take good care of me, it was St. Elizabeth and Dr. Schmelzer, and so I stayed at St. Elizabeth for surgery.”

Dr. Schmelzer discussed his care for Susan and her family, “I had the opportunity to become acquainted with Ms. Cox and her family while taking care of her husband, Randy, a few years ago. It’s extremely gratifying when family members of previous patients choose our team at St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute for their heart care.”

Dr. Schmelzer added, “When Ms. Cox needed surgery we took into consideration that she has school-age children that relied on her every day. Getting to know our patients and their unique life circumstances is an important element in our ability to provide the personalized care for each and every patient that they deserve. Our staff, nurses, and physicians work together daily to meet the unique needs of every patient and their families.”

Susan believes it takes a special kind of person to care for someone when they are at their weakest, and she felt that kindness throughout her experience with her husband and during her care.

Susan said, “Dr. Schmelzer means so much to me. I can’t say enough about the support and compassion he gave me when my husband was sick. He is one of the kindest people I have ever met. Then when I needed surgery, he was there for me again.”

After surgery, Susan attended the St. Elizabeth Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Today, she is doing well—she has quit smoking, exercises regularly and eats a healthy diet.

Many women, like Susan, don’t immediately recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, because they might not experience classic chest pain. Instead, women are likely to experience symptoms such as:

• Nausea

• Shortness of breath

• Overall discomfort and fatigue

Susan hopes not to need another heart surgery, but she knows, “if I ever need Dr. Schmlezer or St. Elizabeth, they will be there for me.” She added, ”I will also never drive myself to the Emergency Department if I think I am having a heart attack.”

Learn more about heart attack symptoms.

This is a special advertising supplement, paid for by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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See how one local healthcare network is taking the stress out of regular exams by making them as simple as a fun lunch with friends.


Everyone has at least one friend that has fallen behind on getting her annual mammogram. The friend that has made every excuse in the book, “I’m too busy,” “I will make the appointment next month,” “They didn’t find anything last year.”

At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we have taken the stress out of getting an annual mammogram, and made it a fun and powerful way to take control of your health.

If you have a friend who has put off having her mammogram, get together seven of your closest friends and schedule a Power Lunch.

What is a Power Lunch?

Power Lunches are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Covington and St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas. You and seven friends get free lunch, conversation with a medical expert on the latest developments in women’s health, digital screening mammograms and free chair massages.

“Power Lunches are meant to encourage women to get a mammogram in a relaxing environment with other women they love and trust,” said Terri Bogan, RN, Interim Nurse Manager at St. Elizabeth’s Women’s Wellness Center.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare first began Power Lunches in 2010. Today, hundreds of women each year help an anxious loved one get their annual mammogram during a Power Lunch.

Schedule a Power Lunch Today

Learn more about our Power Lunch program. Call (859) 655-8777 to schedule your lunch, available at St. Elizabeth Covington and St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas locations.