After a lifetime of being called “big guy” Wendell decided to make a change. See how Roper St. Francis helped him lose 151 pounds. Watch Wendell’s story.
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.
… to Help Fight Cancer Amidst fall colors of pumpkin orange, goldenrod gold and apple red, October is, of course, the pink month. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, pink gets plenty of play, via ribbons, billboards, football stadiums, milk cartons and who-knows-what.
One of the most important things you can do for your health is to make sure your vaccines are up to date. There have been so many changes and advances in the vaccine world the last 10 years, and yet still, many people have questions and concerns about vaccine safety.