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.
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:
Meet your thyroid – the petite, yet powerful gland that generates essential hormones. It’s located in the front of the neck, under the Adam’s apple and above the collarbone. The butterfly-shaped gland is powered by the pituitary gland and produces hormones that get distributed through the bloodstream to every tissue in the body. It’s job …
At the Roper Hospital Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, we work with patients recovering from heart attacks or help them prevent further heart disease. But honestly, as much as we love our patients we’d rather they NOT have to come see us!
Paula knew that, as a smoker, she was at risk for cancer, but didn’t know there was a simple screening that can help detect lung cancer early, when it’s still treatable. Fortunately her primary care doctor did, and recommended she get a CT lung scan.
No, we don’t mean that unwanted kind of Mac hack, where your laptop becomes imperiled. We’re talking a velvety cheesy one that will delight your tabletop and lighten up a favorite holiday side dish. Macaroni and cheese is a go-to for chilly weather comfort food, plus it’s a crowd pleaser for all ages. This makes …
For years and years, Shelley tried to lose weight but traditional methods weren’t working for her. Finally, she successfully lost 100 pounds and became a healthier person with weight loss surgery. Hear her story: