Know the Signs, Act FAST It’s summer time, which hopefully means more time to sit back, relax and let your guard down. But there’s one medical condition you should remain vigilant about: stroke.
Chief executive officers tend to be “get it done” type of people. That’s true for Lorraine Lutton, CEO and president of Roper St. Francis Healthcare, and a dedicated runner. “I like getting up early and getting my run in first thing,” she says.
Mary Jane is a smiling face and helpful hand to her customers at a downtown grocery store, but behind her cheerfulness she was dealing with a serious health issue.
If you’re training for an athletic event, you probably think twice about what you eat to properly fuel a long run. And you’re likely aware of the connection between a healthy diet and heart health, but evidently fewer people make the connection between eating habits and brain health.
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.