Healthy Aging

Take Control of Your Breast HealthFeatured Articles

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.
Seniors: Do You Know Self-Defense?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 DiseaseFeatured Articles

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 EDFeatured Articles

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 ScreenedHealthy Aging

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
Feet FirstHealthy Aging

Feet First

Nothing makes you want to get outside quite like a sunny spring day. But even a leisurely stroll down the
The Bottom Line on ColonoscopiesHealthy Aging

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?Healthy Aging

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 AdultsHealthy Aging

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 ItHealthy Aging

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?Healthy Aging

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 BrainHealthy Aging

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 CriticalHealthy Aging

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 WorryHealthy Aging

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!Family

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.Healthy Aging

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
Caring for Loved Ones with DementiaHealthy Aging

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
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
How Your Eyes Change as You AgeHealthy Aging

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?Healthy Aging

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 ProvidersHealthy Aging

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
Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging – Part 2Healthy Aging

Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how making healthy diet and lifestyle choices can affect how we age
Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging – Part 1Healthy Aging

Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging – Part 1

If we’re lucky enough, we will experience the aging process –it’s a fact of life. And if we’re proactive enough,
Kick Start Your Heart with Cardiac RehabilitationHealthy Aging

Kick Start Your Heart with Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you’ve had a heart attack and/or heart surgery you know it’s a frightening experience. So, what can you do