Finally, the days are getting warmer and longer, which means one thing: prime running season is about to hit stride. And in Charleston that, of course, means the Cooper River Bridge Run.
Mention going to get a colonoscopy to a friend or loved one and you’ll likely get either a grimace or a snicker, or maybe both. Actually, you should get a huge high five.
The heart is the beating engine of the body, so when it needs a tune up, it’s not taken lightly.
February brings with it a sea of red from Valentine’s Day greetings to messages promoting heart disease awareness month. And, while cupid can get hearts beating faster in a good way, many of us may feel aflutter with anxiety when we think about our own risk for heart disease.
February is full of heart, when we celebrate both National Heart Month and Valentine’s. It’s also Black History Month, which makes it a perfect time to introduce you to one of Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s most dynamic duos – Kenosha and Doug Gleaton.
Stress and anxiety can certainly impact your physical, emotional and mental health, and in popular culture and common lingo, we often connect the dots between stress and heart health.
Sometimes a racing heart is a good thing, like when you’re trying something new or tackling a workout. But in the case of those with atrial fibrillation (AFib)—a serious heartbeat irregularity that affects nearly one in 10 people over age 65—it can be a sign of trouble.