House Calls

SUM 2017

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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10 { summer 2017 } h o u s e c a l l s AUGUST 14 Monday GLUTEN-FREE EXPO Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital 6–7:30 p.m. The Charleston Celiac/Gluten Intolerance Group is hosting a Gluten-Free Expo featuring educational information along with locally made gluten-free foods for tasting and purchase. SEPTEMBER 6 &13 Wednesdays FOOD FOR LIFE Roper St. Francis Cancer Center, 3rd floor 10–11:30 a.m. Learn what to eat and how to cook to help prevent or survive cancer and other chronic diseases. During this two-part series, you will have live cooking demonstrations and plentiful samples of meals. 11 Monday LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER Roper St. Francis Cancer Center on the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Campus 2–4 p.m. This free program from the American Cancer Society is designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance while undergoing treatment. You will also take home a make-up package valued at $200. To register, call (800) 227-2345. ONGOING LEGAL CLINIC An illness comes with a lot of worriesβ€” your legal affairs should not be one of them. Roper St. Francis, with assistance from the Charleston School of Law, is offering patients and their spouses a free legal clinic. Attorneys will explain and assist you if you choose to execute: Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Clinics are ongoing and held at either Roper Hospital or the Roper St. Francis Cancer Center on the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital campus. To see if you qualify, call (843) 402-CARE (2273). LOSE WEIGHT Take the first step toward becoming healthier by attending one of our free Bariatric and Metabolic Services program's weight loss surgery online information sessions, which can be taken anytime by visiting In-person sessions are held two Thursdays a month at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital's Mall Classroom (5:30-7:30 p.m.). FREE MEMORY SCREEN Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a memory problem? The Roper St. Francis Alzheimer's Research Center is currently screening patients ages 55 to 85 who are experiencing memory loss and are interested in participating in a medication trial. To learn more, call (843) 724-2302. DEPRESSION STUDY Are you feeling sad, unmotivated, and tired? Have you been diagnosed and treated for depression in the past and these feelings have come back? If you are 18 to 75 years old and depressed, you may benefit from a program at the Roper St. Francis Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute. To learn if you are eligible for an evaluation, call (843) 724-2945. EXPECTANT PARENT CLASSES Roper St. Francis offers a full range of classes for new parents from Childbirth Preparation to Baby Boot Camp to Introducing Baby to Your Pets. Courses are available at Bon Secours St. Francis and Mount Pleasant Hospitals, as well as online. For a complete course schedule call (843) 402-CARE or visit CANCER CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS We offer a variety of classes and support groups for both cancer fighters and survivors. Classes include nutrition, cooking, massage, and more. Support groups are offered for breast, bladder, and neurological cancers. To find a class or support group, visit upcoming events { July-September 2017 } the buzz ANESTHESIOLOGY Romina Ilic, MD EMERGENCY MEDICINE Cortney Draper, MD Edwin Slott, MD FAMILY MEDICINE Gary Cianci, MD Noemi Pagan, MD Amber Willis, MD GYN John Schnorr, MD Michael Slowey, MD OB/GYN Heather Cook, MD ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Brett Young, MD PSYCHIATRY Elliott Levy, MD HOSPITALIST/ INTERNAL MEDICINE Lauren Clanton, MD David McCarron, MD A WARM WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS OF ROPER ST. FRANCIS' ACTIVE MEDICAL STAFF:

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