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Gaining Peace of Mind with AFibAdvances in Healthcare

Gaining Peace of Mind with AFib

Wayne was enjoying retirement when he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation a heart condition that increases the risk for stroke.
Update on the Latest HIV/AIDS Treatment – Ryan White Wellness CenterAdvances in Healthcare

Update on the Latest HIV/AIDS Treatment – Ryan White Wellness Center

Roper St. Francis’ Ryan White Wellness Center is a leader in the fight against HIV/Aids. This blog provides an update on
Can Alzheimer’s Be Prevented?Advances in Healthcare

Can Alzheimer’s Be Prevented?

Alzheimers is a devastating disease that affects nearly 5.2 million Americans. Jacob Mintzer, MD discusses the latest advancements in Alzheimers
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines: What’s New & UpdatesAdvances in Healthcare

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines: What’s New & Updates

William Carter, MD at Roper Saint Francis discusses important new updates to Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines and what you need
Diagnosing Breast Cancer – The Latest News Keeping You AbreastAdvances in Healthcare

Diagnosing Breast Cancer – The Latest News Keeping You Abreast

This article by Paul Baron, MD, a breast surgeon with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners, gives us insight into the
Diabetes during Pregnancy? Exercise can HelpAdvances in Healthcare

Diabetes during Pregnancy? Exercise can Help

Pregnancy is a time of great joy and excitement, but for six to seven percent of all pregnant women in
Concussions Make a Big ImPACT on Player PerformanceAdvances in Healthcare

Concussions Make a Big ImPACT on Player Performance

It’s that time of year again – the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air and our beloved football
Stroke Survivors Speak UpAdvances in Healthcare

Stroke Survivors Speak Up

When a person experiences a stroke, the blood supply to the brain is interrupted usually by a blood clot or
How to Beat Cancer’s Top Killer? Find it Early — New Liquid Biopsy Does Just That.Advances in Healthcare

How to Beat Cancer’s Top Killer? Find it Early — New Liquid Biopsy Does Just That.

Every year, lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. And not only is it the
The Ins and Outs of Colon Cancer: The Who, What, When about ScreeningAdvances in Healthcare

The Ins and Outs of Colon Cancer: The Who, What, When about Screening

Colorectal cancer remains the third most common (non-skin) cancer diagnosed in America, and it is one of the cancers that
The Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical TherapyAdvances in Healthcare

The Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Occupational therapy and physical therapy share the common aim of improving a person’s functional ability and quality of life. While
Up, Up and Away!Advances in Healthcare

Up, Up and Away!

Orbera – Balloons for Weight Loss More than two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the
Got Stones? Not to worry, we’ve got relief.Advances in Healthcare

Got Stones? Not to worry, we’ve got relief.

So, you have a kidney stone. Ouch! First off, we’re sorry, believe us, we know it’s painful. But there are
Surviving a Widow Maker Heart AttackAdvances in Healthcare

Surviving a Widow Maker Heart Attack

Philip Floyd was at home when he suddenly dropped with what is often called a widow maker heart attack. “He
Why We Dig 3-DAdvances in Healthcare

Why We Dig 3-D

Mammograms save lives. 3D Mammography saves MORE lives. Enough said. If a picture can say a thousand words, imagine if
A Cure for IncontinenceAdvances in Healthcare

A Cure for Incontinence

For 20 years Sandra struggled with incontinence.  Then she came to the Roper St. Francis Pelvic Health Center where she
Trapped and Injured for 36 HoursAdvances in Healthcare

Trapped and Injured for 36 Hours

When Shaun’s vehicle flipped off a mountain road he was trapped for 36 hours with a spinal cord injury. Extensive
Spring Fever – There’s an App for ThatAdvances in Healthcare

Spring Fever – There’s an App for That

No question – this has been a long hard winter here in the South. Many of my patients who usually
Repairing Heart Valves without Opening ChestsAdvances in Healthcare

Repairing Heart Valves without Opening Chests

For older patients, open heart surgery can be risky and require extended stays in the hospital. A new, advanced procedure
From Paralysis to a World-Class ArcherAdvances in Healthcare

From Paralysis to a World-Class Archer

In 2009, a motorcycle accident left Ben Thompson with a spinal cord injury. Ben started going to the Roper St.
Breathe Easier!Advances in Healthcare

Breathe Easier!

Roper St. Francis’ affordable new lung cancer screenings will help save lives. It’s early November and the pink ribbons so
Fighting for a World Without Alzheimer’s DiseaseAdvances in Healthcare

Fighting for a World Without Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than five million Americans. This disease destroys brain cells, resulting in the deterioration of the victims’
Google DocAdvances in Healthcare

Google Doc

Dr. Ken Mitchell thinks his new Google Glass really looks cool. But moreover, he believes this cutting-edge technology will ultimately
For Love and MoneyAdvances in Healthcare

For Love and Money

This is a story about disease, fear, love and money; four things that link Donna Bush and Dr. Matthew Beldner