Healthy Aging

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
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
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
Men with HeartHealthy Aging

Men with Heart

We love men with heart. Big-hearted fellas who man the ship and mind the gaps and empty the dishwasher without
30 Health Choices Women Should Make by Age 30Healthy Aging

30 Health Choices Women Should Make by Age 30

Turning 30 feels like a milestone, and according to our doctors, it really is one for your longterm health. Ladies,
OUCH! When is it time to see a doctor for your joint pain?Healthy Aging

OUCH! When is it time to see a doctor for your joint pain?

Does your hip ache when you stroll on the beach? Or maybe your sore knees prevent you from getting down
10 Things Men Should Do to Stay HealthyHealthy Aging

10 Things Men Should Do to Stay Healthy

Tips for Men’s Health Month June means time for summer vacations and spending lots of time outdoors, which corresponds nicely
Pee or ZZZ? Don’t Let Frequent Urination Ruin your SleepHealthy Aging

Pee or ZZZ? Don’t Let Frequent Urination Ruin your Sleep

We all know how important sleep is. Even if you aren’t aware of the critical physiological things going on while
Women – Take Heart!Healthy Aging

Women – Take Heart!

We all know that women have plenty of heart. We’re the big-hearted givers of hugs and high fives, the caretakers,
Weight Gain Related to MenopauseHealthy Aging

Weight Gain Related to Menopause

A greater number of women over age 40 are overweight or obese than women under 40. There are several reasons