Receiving a difficult diagnosis can often send patients into an emotional and spiritual tailspin. They may feel that the “bottom has fallen out” and that they have lost control. Along with the physical losses and fear comes the loss of many hopes and dreams for one’s future.
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.
Even the least clumsy among us ends up with an inexplicable black and blue mark once in awhile. And if it feels like you’re bruising more and more every year … you may be right.
We are well into the New Year, which means, if you’re anything like the 80% of people who give up on their New Year’s resolutions by February, you’ve probably slipped once or twice already—and not just on our slick ice earlier this month.
Eating better, exercising more, getting our 10,000 steps in, quitting smoking…these are the typical first things we think to do, or are told to do, if we want to become healthier. But there’s a snoozer tip that often gets overlooked: sleep. And plenty of it.
Carole seemed to be the picture of health. She and her husband John worked out regularly and led a full active lifestyle. Everything changed when learned she had breast cancer.