Being creatures of habit can be both a positive and a negative. Sleep, and the lack of sleep, are habits that impact many aspects of your life including your food intake and weight. Knowing what a big impact your habits can have on your health is the first step to creating a sound routine.
Way back in elementary school science, we learned about magnets. Remember being wowed by that U-shaped wand and its hidden force field? That magical power of attraction? Well, just last week, Roper St. Francis learned that once again, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital (BSSF) has a similar amazing pull and power. The power of quality. …
The world of 21st century medicine can seem so high tech and complex. Robotics, genetics, 4-D scans and pharmacological wonders are spilling out of today’s little black doctor bag. That’s why it’s ironic that more and more research seems to point back to the basics
The typical American diet is full of processed foods that contain high amounts of sugar, fat and salt. This diet contributes to the growing number of people that are either overweight or obese. Processed foods such as cookies, chips, candy and sugar-sweetened beverages are considered empty calories that add up quickly.
For many, it’s back-to-school next week (we share your pain!). As you sharpen the #2s and put new batteries in the calculator, we thought we’d offer a little Roper St. Francis arithmetic refresher. But the main number we want you to be aware of is 1. That’s because you are always numero uno us.
Sometime, hopefully many times, in your life you have praised someone for a job well done, but when was the last time that you told yourself that you did a great job? Your own self encouragement is just as important, and one could argue more important, than anyone else’s. So, try to treat yourself like …
Last week, Molly McBrayer from our Bariatrics program posted some astonishing facts about how much sugar Americans eat — 100 pounds a year, each of us! Holy Sweet Tooth!!
A greater number of women over age 40 are overweight or obese than women under 40. There are several reasons for that, including that this is the time that most women enter into menopause.