Author: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

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. But the American Red
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…
A Journey Shared

A Journey Shared

Roper St. Francis Healthcare brings together expectant mothers and health providers through a unique model of group prenatal care. Meet…
Fresh Health News: Summer 2022

Fresh Health News: Summer 2022

Osteoarthritis knee pain prevention, weight on endometrial cancer, help for hearing loss, cardiovascular health, gun violence and children, the link…
Protect Your Skin Against Sun Exposure

Protect Your Skin Against Sun Exposure

When it comes to sun smarts, many of us aren’t as bright as we’d like to believe.
Takeout at Home

Takeout at Home

When you’re craving wings, burgers, pizza or Thai, healthy revisions of your to-go menu favorites are in order
Cutting-Edge Care

Cutting-Edge Care

Roper St. Francis Healthcare builds a state-of-the-art facility to treat blood and lymph node cancers, thanks to a former patient
Build Your Own Bowl

Build Your Own Bowl

Get the scoop on customizable, all-in-one meals filled with nutrient-rich grains and greens, lean proteins and vibrant spring toppings
Eat More Plants for Longer Life

Eat More Plants for Longer Life

While we know fruits and vegetables help us thrive, a fresh study underscores the power of plants
Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Family medicine doctor and wellness advocate Dr. Danielle Metzler practices clean living