For older patients, open heart surgery can be risky and require extended stays in the hospital. A new, advanced procedure offered at Roper Hospital reduces these patients’ recovery time and will help them live longer, healthier lives.
Yes, it’s true, Rob Lowe was recently in Charleston as a special guest at the Roper St. Francis Foundation gala, but he’s far from the only movie star in our midst. And we’re not talking about Bill Murray.
Dr. Megan Lynch hears it every day in the offices of Mt. Pleasant OB/GYN – that swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh … like something from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It’s an ultrasound’s miraculous transmission of a fetal heartbeat.
Some of you jazz fans out there probably know the Charleston-based quartet called “Gradual Lean.” If you don’t, you should. They’re the epitome of cool – with none other than Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Quentin Baxter (drums), Lee Barbour (guitar) and Kevin Hamilton (stand-up bass – check ‘em out).
Not Feeling Well? Don’t let choosing a pain reliever cause you more pain. Ah, unfortunately t’is the season of aches and pains. Maybe you’re one of the legions here in Charleston suffering from cold or flu.
I have a confession. I have not exercised since basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in 1971. Just didn’t see the need. I’d always been slim, felt healthy, and motored through life without all that stretching and lifting and huffing and puffing. Then I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
When we were young, we heard our grandparents say it., but at the time it didn’t register. “As long as you have your health,” they said, “you have everything.” As we age we come to know how true that simple statement is.
Even if you have firm resolve and the best intentions, as well as all sorts of support systems and opportunities to help you meet your goal (see our previous post), it’s hard (very hard!) to maintain discipline over the long haul.