There’s no cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s and related dementias, but the good news is that there’s a growing body of evidence that the right lifestyle choices can have a positive impact on overall brain health. This means that a person has the power to reduce and control their risks.
Every Second Counts. Know the Signs of a Stroke. It’s summer time, which hopefully means more time to sit back, relax and let your guard down. But there’s one medical condition you should remain vigilant about: stroke.
Nothing makes you want to get outside quite like a sunny spring day. But even a leisurely stroll down the shore can feel like a hike when every step hurts.
Being a mom requires a whole purse full of skills. We all know the look she gives when you’re acting up will quickly set you straight, and that her kisses are magic to heal almost any kind of ache.
Well, we hope not, because kidney stones can be over-the-top painful. But instead of jumping through the roof from agony, jump into a car and head to the Kidney Stone Center of Charleston at Roper Hospital
Pruritus or itching is the unpleasant sensation that causes the urge to scratch. And while there are many things that can make you itch such as a rash, skin condition or even underlying disease, there’s no denying its annoying.
Studies done by Roper St. Francis Healthcare show that patients in our area have fallen far behind on the nationally recommended guidelines for colon cancer screenings. This is worrisome.
Jamal’s life was at risk. Severely diabetic, and unable to lose weight through traditional methods, this former college linebacker had to make a life-changing decision. In two years, Jamal lost 240 pounds and regained an active lifestyle though successful bariatric surgery with Roper St. Francis’s Dr. Kenneth Mitchell. Hear his story: