Year: 2021

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

It was 2002 when we came to America, 19 years ago. I was only 9 and I was the only
Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Whether you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, your nutrition and lifestyle can help ensure a safe and healthy
Get screened, gentleman. It can save your life.

Get screened, gentleman. It can save your life.

In general, men don’t do as good of a job as women when keeping up with their health screenings, which
Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Dr. George Nicholas Papanicolaou invented the test that everyone loves to hate. However, before the Pap test became a regular
How healthy is your poop? 💩

How healthy is your poop? 💩

Your stool offers useful information about the health of your digestive system. Here’s how to “read” it. Healthy poop varies
Facts about the Delta variant

Facts about the Delta variant

According to the CDC, the Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of the COVID-19 virus.
Dry Drowning

Dry Drowning

Stories of dry drowning are frightening accounts of children who seemed fine at first but then became dangerously ill hours
Preventive Screenings: Know in Advance

Preventive Screenings: Know in Advance

Preventive screenings help us stay one step ahead of some of the deadliest diseases, because when it comes to your
How We Grill Really Matters

How We Grill Really Matters

Backyard grills across the Lowcountry are getting quite a workout with summer in full swing. That’s why Dr. Valerie Scott
Multivitamins for Better Health: Yes or No?

Multivitamins for Better Health: Yes or No?

Do you take a multivitamin every day to help improve your health? Or maybe you supplement your limited diet with
Don’t delay: Everyone 12+ needs a COVID-19 vaccine

Don’t delay: Everyone 12+ needs a COVID-19 vaccine

Vacation plans, cookouts and beach days are filling up our calendars once again. But if there’s one activity that should
Stretch Break

Stretch Break

“As humans, we sit a lot,” says Roper St. Francis Healthcare athletic trainer Laurel Pollock. “This shortens and weakens our
Surf & Salad at The Kingstide

Surf & Salad at The Kingstide

Roper St. Francis Healthcare dietitian Jillian Morgan recently caught a fresh meal at this airy newcomer to the Daniel Island…
Diet Mistake: Trying to alter how your body looks using certain foods

Diet Mistake: Trying to alter how your body looks using certain foods

THE FLAW: “Eat this to zap belly fat!” “Drink that to erase cellulite!” We’ve all been pitched these empty promises,
Ask the Expert: Milks

Ask the Expert: Milks

You want to know: Moooove over, cow’s milk. Over the last several years, an outpouring of alternative “milks” has filled
A New Chapter on Wellness

A New Chapter on Wellness

Reading books as you age can turn the page on mental and physical well being
Doctor’s Note

Doctor’s Note

Dr. Valerie Scott, a Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated primary care doctor, shares valuable advice gleaned from her 35-plus years…
Keep Your Picnic Fresh

Keep Your Picnic Fresh

From beach picnic spreads to backyard cookouts, summertime beckons us to pack up coolers, break out paper plates and dine
Meet Molluscum Contagiosum

Meet Molluscum Contagiosum

The long-lasting but generally harmless skin infection molluscum contagiosum pops up frequently in young children when the humidity rises
Cross-Training: A Winning Combination

Cross-Training: A Winning Combination

Discover how cross-training can improve both your physical and mental game