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.
The heart is the beating engine of the body, so when it needs a tune up, it’s not taken lightly.
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.
There are many wise health-related reasons to limit your sugar intake. From dental decay to diabetes, sugar is a dietary culprit that has been proven to contribute to our national obesity epidemic and numerous related diseases, including cardiovascular disease.
Varicose veins may be unattractive, but they are also extremely common, with some 25 million Americans (predominantly women) suffering from the condition, which typically affects veins in the lower leg. In healthy leg veins, valves open and close to assist in the return flow of blood back to the heart, but damaged or diseased valves …
Breast cancer awareness may be stronger than ever, thanks to the popular pink takeover of October. That’s a good thing. Heightened awareness about symptoms can improve rates of early detection, and awareness about risk factors can lead to health and lifestyle choices that may help women stay cancer free.
Learn about GeneMatch: a project underway at Roper St. Francis and across the nation to help scientists battle Alzheimer’s and how you may be able to help find a cure.