At the Roper Hospital Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, we work with patients recovering from heart attacks or help them prevent further heart disease. But honestly, as much as we love our patients we’d rather they NOT have to come see us!
In celebration of National Bike Month, Roper St. Francis rolls out some tips for safe riding, and hopes readers will reap all the health benefits of biking.
The world of 21st century medicine can seem so high tech and complex. Robotics, genetics, 4-D scans and pharmacological wonders are spilling out of today’s little black doctor bag. That’s why it’s ironic that more and more research seems to point back to the basics
Some of you jazz fans out there probably know the Charleston-based quartet called “Gradual Lean.” If you don’t, you should. They’re the epitome of cool – with none other than Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Quentin Baxter (drums), Lee Barbour (guitar) and Kevin Hamilton (stand-up bass – check ‘em out).
I have a confession. I have not exercised since basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in 1971. Just didn’t see the need. I’d always been slim, felt healthy, and motored through life without all that stretching and lifting and huffing and puffing. Then I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
When we were young, we heard our grandparents say it., but at the time it didn’t register. “As long as you have your health,” they said, “you have everything.” As we age we come to know how true that simple statement is.
So we’re only barely into the New Year, but it doesn’t take long for old habits to creep back up and nudge good intentions out of the way. Researchers who track this kind of thing say that nearly 62 percent of us make some New Year’s resolutions