Alzheimer’s disease affects more than five million Americans. This disease destroys brain cells, resulting in the deterioration of the victims’ intellectual functions and they’re ability to interact with others.
Roper St. Francis’ affordable new lung cancer screenings will help save lives. It’s early November and the pink ribbons so prevalent throughout October are still hanging around. But here’s a chilling fact: breast cancer is NOT the number one cancer killer for women. Lung cancer is. In fact, lung cancer is the top cancer killer …
Though you may have been too interested in Ebola to realize it, flu season is upon us. There are three main things you NEED TO KNOW as we head into flu season: Get your flu shot Wash your hands Stay home if you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms. But we want to also offer a little …
Happy Halloween from Roper St. Francis! Our favorite tricks and treats for a healthier you. Spoiler alert: candy corn is not part of this post. Here’s a frightening fact: Halloween has become our second most commercial holiday – one pumpkin-carved carnival of sugar and costumes.
Reverend Amanda Jones is the director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for Roper St. Francis. She oversees all the chaplains and chaplains in training who work in our various hospitals and units. Her path to hospital ministry began mainly because, as a woman, the doors to other paths in her denomination were closed
In many ways, hospitals are a microcosm of broader society. People of all ages and all walks of life enter the hospital doors. And at the very heart of it all, individuals and families face some of their deepest joys, fears and questions.
Heads up! Our fall issue of House Calls will be landing in your mailbox any day now, and it’s full of great fall recipes (meatless!), exercise tips and a helpful overview of the often confusing world of cholesterol. But we’re most excited about our feature on Power Agers
“Every moment matters” is our Roper St. Francis motto, but let’s face it: many of us squander more moments than not. We’re tied up with our to-do lists or busy with email; rather than reaching out to those around us, we become absorbed by our own lives.