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Diet MistakeRecipes & Nutrition

Diet Mistake

Believing that what works for a friend or family member will work for you
Ask the Expert: SweetenersRecipes & Nutrition

Ask the Expert: Sweeteners

Compared to regular sugar, are sugar substitutes really better for us?
Step-Up Your Foot Care RoutineBody & Mind

Step-Up Your Foot Care Routine

Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated podiatrist Dr. Brian Ralph stresses that the number one thing we can do for the…
Doctor’s NoteBody & Mind

Doctor’s Note

Dr. John Cleek’s common-sense approach to wellness and weight loss emphasizes balance and understanding
Global Comfort FoodCommunity

Global Comfort Food

Inspired by traditional South Asian roadside restaurants, Malika dishes out authentic Pakistani and Indian street foods with plenty of vegan…
Diet MistakeRecipes & Nutrition

Diet Mistake

Believing you shouldn’t eat after 6 p.m. When it come to weight loss, there isn’t a magical cutoff time to…
Ask the Expert: Cooking oilsRecipes & Nutrition

Ask the Expert: Cooking oils

From olive to avocado, the health-food industry is saturated with “good-for-you” cooking oil options, but how much of this is…
Sleep, InterruptedBody & Mind

Sleep, Interrupted

More than just disruptive, snoring may signal a dangerous sleeping disorder.
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
Doctor’s NoteBody & Mind

Doctor’s Note

For Dr. Paige Cisa, a college mission trip to Kenya underscored how impactful—and sensitive—basic gynecological care can be for women
The Alcohol EffectBody & Mind

The Alcohol Effect

A sobering look at the physical and mental tolls of heavy drinking
Curious About CholesterolBody & Mind

Curious About Cholesterol

Our bodies cannot function without this vital lipid, but how do we separate the good from the bad?
Here’s what you should know about shingles — and how to prevent itFeatured Articles

Here’s what you should know about shingles — and how to prevent it

Chances are that at some point in your life, you may have had chickenpox. Did you know that if you’ve
6 ways to winter-proof your immune systemBody & Mind

6 ways to winter-proof your immune system

Winter offers a lot to look forward to — the changing weather and extra time with friends and family. But
Don’t Gobble ‘til You Wobble: 5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving This YearTips From Our Experts

Don’t Gobble ‘til You Wobble: 5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving This Year

Katie Heacock-Rodysill, RD, LD, of Roper St Francis Healthcare, shares her list of 5 healthy Thanksgiving tips. Keep a slim
Should you crack your joints?Body & Mind

Should you crack your joints?

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that cracking your knuckles or popping your joints will cause arthritis. But is
Ask the Expert: EggsRecipes & Nutrition

Ask the Expert: Eggs

Egg choices are a dime a dozen: grain fed, free range, cageless, farm fresh, white, brown, blue, even purple. Is…
Diet MistakeBody & Mind

Diet Mistake

Diet Mistake: Dwelling on what we stand to lose rather than what can be gained from healthy changes
Bowled Over at BeechCommunity

Bowled Over at Beech

Roper St. Francis Healthcare dietitian Erin Castle recently grabbed a satisfying square meal at the trendy downtown location of fast-casual…
Pain in the BumBody & Mind

Pain in the Bum

Too much sitting or standing stresses the deep-seated piriformis muscle and leads to rear end aches
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…
The Metabolism FactorBody & Mind

The Metabolism Factor

Decoding how the body’s complex chemical processes influence the numbers on your scale
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…
Doctor’s NoteBody & Mind

Doctor’s Note

Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, a Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated podiatric surgeon and certified athletic trainer, kicks around his top advice…