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Do You Know PAD?
Aches and pains are largely considered a rite of passage as we age. Certain discomforts, however, warrant prompt treatment By
Advances in Healthcare
Less than two years after a car accident that shattered her lower limbs, Johns Island resident Lynn Green—pictured here at
Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia
The instances of dementia are on the rise along with the frustration levels of their caregivers. Here a Dementia Dialogue
Longtime Smoker? Concerned about Lung Cancer? Schedule a CT Lung Screening
Current and former smokers have 25 times the risk of developing lung cancer compared to non-smokers. The good news is
Take Control of Your Breast Health
October may be Breast Cancer Awareness month, but taking control of your breast health is more than a one-month commitment.
Body & Mind
Seniors: Do You Know Self-Defense?
How a senior self-defense class is giving people confidence in the face of danger Written by Kinsey Gidick Earlier this
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
Sexual function is a vital part of men’s health, and for those suffering from erectile dysfunction, life can be frustrating
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
Nothing makes you want to get outside quite like a sunny spring day. But even a leisurely stroll down the
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
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
Like more and more colorectal cancer patients nationwide, Mount Pleasant resident Marielle McLeod was young—she’d just turned 36—when she had
Why PAD is Bad, and What You Can Do About It
Unfortunately, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is not on the minds of many people, and that’s not good. PAD affects more
Wondering If You Need Joint Replacement?
Twisting, turning, standing, sitting, jumping, dancing, bending, walking….We can be hard on our joints, especially pivotal weight-bearing ones like knees
Feed Your Brain
If you’re training for an athletic event, you probably think twice about what you eat to properly fuel a long
Why Colonoscopy is Critical
Mention going to get a colonoscopy to a friend or loved one and you’ll likely get either a grimace or
Bruises: What’s Normal and When Should You Worry
Even the least clumsy among us ends up with an inexplicable black and blue mark once in awhile. And if
Who Needs a Flu Shot? You Do!
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are upon us, and your to-do list is probably twice as long. But,
An OB/GYN is the only doctor many women see regularly.
Here’s why it’s so important to find the right OB/GYN. Women are busy, and they’re also smart. Which means women
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
How Your Eyes Change as You Age
Opthalmologist, Dr. John Kulze discusses the changes you can expect from your eyes as you age. It happens all of
Are You Healthy Enough for Sex?
As you age, many health factors begin to affect your sex life, from heart problems to ED. This post shares
How to Choose the Right Home Care Providers
The staff at Roper St Francis provides tips and resources for choosing the right home-care-providers, whether it’s for yourself or