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.
Gail was gardening when she started having a stroke. She was rushed to the hospital and received a lifesaving procedure that uses a catheter to pull the stroke causing clot from the brain.
Anesthesiologist, Dr. Troy Ockerman demystifies anesthesia, explaining what to expect from beginning to end and sharing the simple steps you can take to help ensure it all goes smoothly.