Author: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Ask the Expert: Sweeteners

Ask the Expert: Sweeteners

Compared to regular sugar, are sugar substitutes really better for us?
Diet Mistake

Diet Mistake

Believing that what works for a friend or family member will work for you
Not Your Average Joe

Not Your Average Joe

Coffee shops offer a blend of charm and sustenance, but finding a healthy morning meal from a menu buzzing with…
Neuropathy: On Pins & Needles

Neuropathy: On Pins & Needles

Peripheral neuropathy trips up more than eight percent of seniors
The Nosebleed Section

The Nosebleed Section

Nosebleeds can be frightening, especially when they occur without warning, but bloody noses usually aren’t as worrisome as they might…
Doctor’s Note

Doctor’s Note

Dr. John Cleek’s common-sense approach to wellness and weight loss emphasizes balance and understanding
Fresh Health News: Spring 2022

Fresh Health News: Spring 2022

Ischemic strokes in young women, exercise for longer life, blood pressure on the rise, insight into eye exams, infants and…
Breaking the Screen Habit

Breaking the Screen Habit

Over the past two years, Americans have leaned on screens more than ever before. The New Year calls for a…
Fresh Health News: Winter 2022

Fresh Health News: Winter 2022

Meditation to relieve chronic stress, updated dietary guidelines from the American Heart Association, new research on chronic pain, and more
Repairing droopy eyelids

Repairing droopy eyelids

Beyond merely looking tired, droopy eyelids can lead to problems with daily functions like walking and driving.
Do we need winter layers?

Do we need winter layers?

When the temperatures are frigid, can going outside without a coat really make you sick?
Global Comfort Food

Global Comfort Food

Inspired by traditional South Asian roadside restaurants, Malika dishes out authentic Pakistani and Indian street foods with plenty of vegan…
Diet Mistake

Diet Mistake

Believing you shouldn’t eat after 6 p.m. When it come to weight loss, there isn’t a magical cutoff time to…
Ask the Expert: Cooking oils

Ask the Expert: Cooking oils

From olive to avocado, the health-food industry is saturated with “good-for-you” cooking oil options, but how much of this is…
Sleep, Interrupted

Sleep, Interrupted

More than just disruptive, snoring may signal a dangerous sleeping disorder.
The ABCs of Healthy ZZZs

The ABCs of Healthy ZZZs

Most people need between seven and nine hours to move through all of the stages of sleep, including deep sleep.
Muscle Up

Muscle Up

Regardless of age or athletic ability, a healthy muscle mass works to prevent injury and even increase your lifespan. Read
Doctor’s Note

Doctor’s Note

For Dr. Paige Cisa, a college mission trip to Kenya underscored how impactful—and sensitive—basic gynecological care can be for women
The Alcohol Effect

The Alcohol Effect

A sobering look at the physical and mental tolls of heavy drinking
Curious About Cholesterol

Curious About Cholesterol

Our bodies cannot function without this vital lipid, but how do we separate the good from the bad?