Author: ROPER ST. FRANCIS

Battle of the Bands Voting

Battle of the Bands Voting

We want YOU to choose which local bands open up for a chart-topping, country artist! Cast your vote today. Roper
Meet Dr. Scott Ross, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Scott Ross, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Ross is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon and leader in minimally invasive surgical options. Translation: He’s an expert
Sam’s Path to Recovery

Sam’s Path to Recovery

During Sam’s annual checkup, his primary care doctor discovered that he had a heart murmur. “No, I don’t think so,”
10 Warning Signs of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

10 Warning Signs of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

We all have memory slips and occasionally misplace our keys, and that tends to happen more often as we get
It’s Men’s Health Month: Let’s Talk ED

It’s Men’s Health Month: Let’s Talk ED

Sexual function is a vital part of men’s health, and for those suffering from erectile dysfunction, life can be frustrating
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Mental Illness

Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Mental Illness

People often try to sweep the symptoms of mental illness under the rug. The average time between the onset of
Lifestyle Choices to Improve Brain Health

Lifestyle Choices to Improve Brain Health

There’s no cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s and related dementias, but the good news is that there’s a growing body
Osteoporosis: Consider Being Screened

Osteoporosis: Consider Being Screened

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them thin and porous. It’s caused by the body breaking down bone
Take it Outside

Take it Outside

The winter chill is behind us, leaving longer days, verdant grass, and blooms aplenty. If you’re feeling the pull to
Every Second Counts. Know the Signs of a Stroke.

Every Second Counts. Know the Signs of a Stroke.

Every Second Counts. Know the Signs of a Stroke. It’s summer time, which hopefully means more time to sit back,
Feet First

Feet First

Nothing makes you want to get outside quite like a sunny spring day. But even a leisurely stroll down the
Mom Skills 101 & More

Mom Skills 101 & More

Being a mom requires a whole purse full of skills. We all know the look she gives when you’re acting
Suffer from Kidney Stones?

Suffer from Kidney Stones?

Well, we hope not, because kidney stones can be over-the-top painful. But instead of jumping through the roof from agony,
Itchy Skin? Here Are Some Possible Causes

Itchy Skin? Here Are Some Possible Causes

Pruritus or itching is the unpleasant sensation that causes the urge to scratch. And while there are many things that
The Bottom Line on Colonoscopies

The Bottom Line on Colonoscopies

Studies done by Roper St. Francis Healthcare show that patients in our area have fallen far behind on the nationally
A 240 lb Win for Former Linebacker

A 240 lb Win for Former Linebacker

Jamal’s life was at risk. Severely diabetic, and unable to lose weight through traditional methods, this former college linebacker had
Do I Have a Thyroid Problem?

Do I Have a Thyroid Problem?

Meet your thyroid – the petite, yet powerful gland that generates essential hormones. It’s located in the front of the
Tips to Get Across the Bridge Run Finish Line

Tips to Get Across the Bridge Run Finish Line

Street lights illuminate a bustling Coleman Boulevard. Crowds of runners, walkers and joggers bump up and down the sidewalks on
Men: Can Hernia Repair Wait?

Men: Can Hernia Repair Wait?

Of all men who undergo the “turn your head and cough” exam, 27 percent will be diagnosed with a hernia
Colorectal Cancer—It’s Not Just for Older Adults

Colorectal Cancer—It’s Not Just for Older Adults

Like more and more colorectal cancer patients nationwide, Mount Pleasant resident Marielle McLeod was young—she’d just turned 36—when she had