Year: 2022

Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

Mark Dickson, Vice President of Mission for Roper St. Francis Healthcare pays honor to this special day. “Sunrise in the
What a Chronic Venous Insufficiency diagnoses means for you

What a Chronic Venous Insufficiency diagnoses means for you

Understanding Chronic Venous insufficiency Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a common disease caused by veins in your legs that don’t
What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and its symptoms and treatments?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and its symptoms and treatments?

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an illness that happens when narrowed arteries reduce blood flow, most often to the lower
The dos and don’ts of diabetic foot care

The dos and don’ts of diabetic foot care

If you have diabetes, you can keep your feet healthy by following a few simple steps. Dr. Mary Hanley, medical
4 quick tips to help kick painful period cramps

4 quick tips to help kick painful period cramps

The sciency name for that throbbing, cramping, aching, you-want-to-stay-home-in-bed feeling that you likely experience every month is dysmenorrhea. The pain
What to Ask the Doctor About Back-to-School Physicals

What to Ask the Doctor About Back-to-School Physicals

The back-to-school physical is an important part of your child’s healthcare. This is an excellent opportunity to have your child
Playing It Safe with Sports Physicals

Playing It Safe with Sports Physicals

What’s the goal of tackling a sports physical every season?  Written By Stephanie SturdyPhotograph By Scott Henderson Parents want to
Doctor’s Note

Doctor’s Note

Doctor: Dr. Ziad SkaffSpecialty: Hematology & Oncology Marked by the death of his grandfather to small cell lung cancer, Dr.
Home For Life

Home For Life

Practical advice for creating an aging in place plan Written By Skip JohnsonPhotograph By lightpoet According to AARP, 88 percent
Rolling into Summer

Rolling into Summer

Edamame + Cucumber Special and Alaska sushi rolls Contributor Erin Miles, RD, LDPhotograph By Maggie Wilcox From simple standards to
Diet Mistake: Starting the Day with Too Little Fuel

Diet Mistake: Starting the Day with Too Little Fuel

Photograph By Mironov Vladimir THE FLAW: In the morning, we’re often too focused on preparing for the day to prioritize
Ask the Expert: Fresh, Frozen or Canned Produce?

Ask the Expert: Fresh, Frozen or Canned Produce?

You want to know: Fresh fruits and veggies are vibrant, delicious and plentiful in the summer, but time and budget
Family Ties

Family Ties

Dr. Kay Durst carries on a legacy of family medicine east of the Cooper Written By Stratton LawrencePhotographs By Scott
Joint Discovery: Osteoarthritis

Joint Discovery: Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis may be an ancient issue (scientists have unearthed evidence of the condition in the Neanderthal’s backbone and Egyptian Queen
Tired of Counting Sheep?

Tired of Counting Sheep?

Melatonin supplements can help you drift off to dreamland Written By Jenny PetersonPhotographs By Prostock-studio & New Africa A good
Give of Yourself: Donating Blood

Give of Yourself: Donating Blood

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood for surgery, disease, trauma or illness. “Summer is the season
What is an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

What is an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

Cancer treatment can be complicated, with several appointments each week, multiple doctors to see and even more medicines to take.
A life-changing turn

A life-changing turn

Last October, Bob and Vikki descended 4,000 feet of elevation, winding around switchbacks in their motorhome on a return trip
Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Smoking clouds the health of nearly 31 million Americans, the risk of lung cancer increasing with every puff. Thankfully, new…
Saving Life & Limb

Saving Life & Limb

Every day, 230 Americans with diabetes undergo an amputation. The team behind Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s new Limb Amputation Prevention…