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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
Palm Scan Technology Provides Increased Patient Safety, Quality of CareAdvances in Healthcare

Palm Scan Technology Provides Increased Patient Safety, Quality of Care

Healthcare is constantly changing, but two things will always remain top priorities: patient safety and quality of care. The commitment
Army Wife Saved by CyberKnifeAdvances in Healthcare

Army Wife Saved by CyberKnife

“I made the mistake of asking my oncologist about my survivability,” she said. “Don’t ever do that. He told me
The Age of GenomicsAdvances in Healthcare

The Age of Genomics

When you’re in a war, you need a secret weapon because the enemy is constantly changing. In the war on cancer, patients have routinely
Not Your Great Grandmother’s SurgeryAdvances in Healthcare

Not Your Great Grandmother’s Surgery

Joint replacements. Something you may think of as a procedure intended only for your great grandmother, right? Well, it may
Advances in Robotic Surgery at Roper HospitalAdvances in Healthcare

Advances in Robotic Surgery at Roper Hospital

Minimally invasive surgery has come a long way since the first laparoscopic procedure was performed on a human in the
Research Is Good MedicineAdvances in Healthcare

Research Is Good Medicine

Mr. Smith’s mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. When he came to see me in my office, he wanted what most