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Explore our Charleston Cares Blog for weekly health tips, heart-friendly recipes, and daily living news. You can find us at www.bifmc.org or follow updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tag us with #CharlestonCares.

 

I [Heart] Recipes: Light & Crisp Sesame Slaw

Categories: Blog, I [heart] Recipes
Cole slaw signals the start of summer – but it doesn’t have to be laden with mayonnaise and sugar to get the respect it deserves as a stand out BBQ side dish. This ‘Light & Crisp’ Sesame Slaw captures the traditional tang without the calories, and will compliment any seafood, beef or poultry you take to …

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4 Common Myths About Poverty

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
An estimated 45 million Americans live below the federal poverty limit – approximately 14.5% of the population. Among this population, it is projected that 23 million Americans will be without health insurance in 2017: due to financial hardship, lack of medicaid eligibility, or because their place of employment does not offer it. The federal poverty …

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Is Napping Good for Your Health?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
The power of a nap on a fussy toddler is not to be underestimated. But should adults indulge in a mid-day siesta, too? And who has the time? The benefits of getting enough sleep are often overlooked and rarely prescribed, even though sleep is vital to your body’s ability to function and boost your immunity. …

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I [Heart] Recipes: Grilled Jamaican Stuffed Fish

Categories: Blog, I [heart] Recipes
Smell that in the air? Summer grilling is wafting through the trees and across fences. Make your neighbors envy your barbecue mastery with this simple yet elegant, heart-friendly Jamaican grilled fish recipe, lined with a simple yet spicy crushed wheat cracker and hot chili stuffing. Come for the whopping nutritional value, stay for the taste… …

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Top 12 Health & Wellness Books

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Love to indulge in a little health and wellness reading? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best published works from the last three years: From mindset magnums to the history of medicine and penetrating prose on mortality, you’re bound to find a book on this list that will leave a lasting impression. When Breath …

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