How To Quit Smoking

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that almost half of all cancer deaths were attributed to modifiable risk factors, such as smoking. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns, and illegal drugs combined. While you may already know about all the risks associated with tobacco use, quitting is …

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Should I Stay in Charleston During A Hurricane?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
UPDATED: Check here for the latest local updates on Hurricane Florence. In the midst of Hurricane Season for the Lowcountry, staying safe is the number one priority. It is critical to stay informed, especially if you or your loved ones make the decision to remain in your home during a dangerous weather event or in the …

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How To Cut Back on Sugar

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Excessive sugar in your diet can increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity – and all too often, we don’t even realize how much sugar we are actually consuming. As a daily rule, those consuming about 2,000 to 2,500 calories should not consume more than 25 -38 grams of sugar – …

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Grilling Safety: 5 Tips For Your Health

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Summer time is the perfect season to break out the grill; unfortunately, it’s also the perfect breeding ground for food borne germs and poisoning to develop. Warmer temperatures in the lowcountry, and cross contamination of meats and other produce, can easily promote the growth of bacteria causing gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea and vomiting. Besides hand washing …

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Why Should I Drink More Water?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Don’t Underestimate- Hydrate! We’re all a little guilty of passing up the daily recommended amount of water. Coffee drinks, sodas, alcohol, sweetened beverages and food often take the place of this vital element in its purest form. While water can indeed be found in many beverages and some of the nutrients we eat (like fruit …

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