Karen had a deadly heart tumor. Learn how Dr. John Ciccone with Mount Pleasant Cardiology treated her tumor and gave her the tools to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Hear her story and how Mount Pleasant Hospital helped her recover.
When it comes to cancer, the doctor-patient relationship is a lifelong commitment, and that means your life, not theirs. When a patient has been through five or six treatments in the sword fight against a progressive disease, the wear and tear can be debilitating. I’ve spent time in the oncologist’s waiting room, watching other patients’ …
Over the course of my life and newspaper career, writing has always been the one go-to thing that’s always there when I reach for it. It’s my comforter, my weapon, my friend in need. So I came up with the idea of a seminar for my fellow cancer patients and caregivers who are living life …
It is commonly known and scientifically proven that obesity predisposes people to many diseases. Obesity is when a person has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. The majority of organs and body systems are negatively affected by obesity.
When my little girl asks where babies come from my response will be simple, “Do not fall off your bike.” On a beautiful June morning I sped along a quiet road enjoying my customary Saturday morning group bike ride. However, four miles from home, a mishap in the pack sent me off my bike
Lipedema is a symmetric and circumferential increase in fat of the buttocks, hips and legs, affecting the arms in most, sparing the upper abdomen, trunk, feet and hands. A cuff of fat can be present on the wrist or ankles where the lipedema fat ends and normal fat begins.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive, forceful, coercive or threatening behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviors are deliberate and repeated with the intent to harm the recipient. Bullying is NOT a “normal part of growing up.” Weight-based bullying is hurtful and unacceptable just as any other type of bullying.
Sisters Melissa and Valerie share many things, including the doctors who care for them. Hear about their childbirth journey with Mount Pleasant OB/GYN and the Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital.