Healthy Aging

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
Life BloodBody & Mind

Life Blood

Your blood connects your whole body and tells the story of your health. But how much do you actually know
Balancing ActBody & Mind

Balancing Act

Unsteady on your feet? A primary care doctor weighs in on next steps Disorientation. Disequilibrium. Vertigo. There are a dizzying
What you can do today to stay healthy for lifeFeatured Articles

What you can do today to stay healthy for life

Healthy aging tips from Roper St. Francis Healthcare In our own ways and on our own time, we all face
Compassionate CareFamily

Compassionate Care

Palliative and hospice care teams offer a variety of comforts for patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses Written by Jennifer
Listen Up!Body & Mind

Listen Up!

When to talk to a doctor about hearing loss Written by Kinsey Gidick The winter holidays mark a time for
Take control of your breast healthFeatured Articles

Take control of your breast health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but taking control of your breast health is more than a one-month commitment. While
When Was the Last Time You Had a Checkup?Healthy Aging

When Was the Last Time You Had a Checkup?

Want to live a longer, healthier life? A regular checkup with your doctor will help. Read on to see if
Men’s Health: Stay well with preventive medicineFeatured Articles

Men’s Health: Stay well with preventive medicine

Let’s be honest: A trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t top anyone’s fun list. But, regular well visits are key