Healthy Aging

Home For LifeBody & Mind

Home For Life

Practical advice for creating an aging in place plan Written By Skip JohnsonPhotograph By lightpoet According to AARP, 88 percent
Clearing the AirBody & Mind

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 & LimbBody & Mind

Saving Life & Limb

Every day, 230 Americans with diabetes undergo an amputation. The team behind Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s new Limb Amputation Prevention…
Fresh Health News: Summer 2022Advances in Healthcare

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…
Neuropathy: On Pins & NeedlesBody & Mind

Neuropathy: On Pins & Needles

Peripheral neuropathy trips up more than eight percent of seniors
Repairing droopy eyelidsBody & Mind

Repairing droopy eyelids

Beyond merely looking tired, droopy eyelids can lead to problems with daily functions like walking and driving.
Muscle UpBody & Mind

Muscle Up

Regardless of age or athletic ability, a healthy muscle mass works to prevent injury and even increase your lifespan. Read
The weight of menopauseBody & Mind

The weight of menopause

There are plenty of reasons you could gain weight during the perimenopausal and postmenopausal stages of your life. It’s also
Supporting Breast HealthBody & Mind

Supporting Breast Health

Here, we review the most up-to-date advice given to women for supporting these glandular organs, from anatomical awareness to chest…
Aligning the SpineBody & Mind

Aligning the Spine

The spine serves as the backbone of human mobility, but back pain flattens eight out of 10 people at some…
Sit to Get FitBody & Mind

Sit to Get Fit

When balance and coordination concerns threaten to bench seniors, chair-based sports help get players back into fitness
Thanks, Dr. Pap!Featured Articles

Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Dr. George Nicholas Papanicolaou invented the test that everyone loves to hate. However, before the Pap test became a regular
Preventive Screenings: Know in AdvanceBody & Mind

Preventive Screenings: Know in Advance

Preventive screenings help us stay one step ahead of some of the deadliest diseases, because when it comes to your
A New Chapter on WellnessBody & Mind

A New Chapter on Wellness

Reading books as you age can turn the page on mental and physical well being
Gut Check: The Skinny on Belly FatBody & Mind

Gut Check: The Skinny on Belly Fat

About 59 percent of Americans are saddled with abdominal obesity. Learn about the dangers of belly fat
What’s causing my back and neck pain?Body & Mind

What’s causing my back and neck pain?

Did you know that back pain affects eight out of 10 people at some point in their lives? For many
Five signs of perimenopauseFeatured Articles

Five signs of perimenopause

Menopause is a natural change in a woman’s body, signaling that your childbearing days have passed. At Roper St Francis
Bald SpotBody & Mind

Bald Spot

Shedding a light on the hair loss that naturally occurs as men and women age  WRITTEN BY Samatha ConnorsPHOTOGRAPHS BY
Chemicals in ConcertBody & Mind

Chemicals in Concert

From puberty to PMS, the term hormones gets bandied about often when we’re feeling out of tune, but how well
Colorectal Cancer—It’s Not Just for Older AdultsFeatured Articles

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
Fresh Health News: Winter 2021Body & Mind

Fresh Health News: Winter 2021

Sweet Dreams Swedish study suggests an effective, non-medicinal treatment for insomnia Roughly 30 percent of American adults suffer from intermittent
Matters of the HeartBody & Mind

Matters of the Heart

Do you know the leading killer of American women? The answer is heart disease; however, according to results from a
Beat the BloatBody & Mind

Beat the Bloat

Bloating is a common complaint, but do you know why it occurs? Here’s the why, how and what to do