In all reality, Jerome Riehl should feel tired most days. His job on Parris Island training recruits is extremely physical, and he is the father of six young children. But, late in 2012, he noticed he was bruising easily and exhausted following his normal runs.
A few years ago Richard Gallier had a heart catheterization at Roper Hospital and realized the guy wheeling him out of surgery was older than he was. “How do you get a job like this?” he asked, and the volunteer steered him toward the best job he’s ever had. Now, since 2004, the 79-year-old Gallier …
When you approach Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, you get the feeling you’re about to check into a health spa or swanky hotel. That’s because this is not your ordinary hospital. It’s specifically designed, you see, to be a quiet place, quite unlike the hustle and bustle you might experience at other hospitals. “People …
Seven years into my journey with prostate cancer my oncologist walked into the examination room and said, “Ken, treatment for prostate cancer has changed.” Really? When?
It’s no secret that too much weight can have an impact on your health including problems associated with obesity such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease and sleep apnea. Too much weight can also have a serious impact on your bones, joints and muscles.
Have you ever ordered a salad at a restaurant with the intention of staying on track only to find that your food journal app says it is 1,200 calories and 60 grams of fat? Or perhaps you have ordered a Caesar salad before and could not eat it because there was so much dressing on the lettuce?
There is a reason that people like to eat sugar, it makes us feel good. Sugar is one of those foods that signal feel good receptors, called dopamine, in our brain. Dopamine is usually referred to as the happy hormone. When our brain releases dopamine it gives us a boost in our mood.
George, who delivers soda to businesses, was doing his route downtown when he was struck by a car. His leg was broken and he also experienced other complications. Learn how the Roper St. Francis Home Care team helped him on his road to recovery.