Should I Tell My Doctor I’m In An Abusive Relationship?

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  If you are experiencing domestic or partner violence, it is important to know how and where to seek help. Can you talk to your doctor about your situation without judgement or legal intervention? In most cases (barring child or elder abuse), discussing your experiences with your physician is confidential under HIPAA and may offer you …

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How To Do A Self Breast Examination

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect reason to start a monthly regimen of self breast examinations to detect any abnormalities or changes in the breast tissue. According to The National Cancer Institute, approximately 12.4% of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life – but due to early intervention …

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BIFMC Announces New Clinic Construction

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce immediate plans to begin construction of a large, seven-exam room free medical facility where clinic medical staff will continue to serve the health and wellness needs of uninsured adults who reside or work on Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands. Construction will commence this month under the …

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Dr. Jim Hayes Featured in Charleston’s ‘Healthlinks’ Magazine

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Dr. Jim Hayes, Board of Directors Chair and volunteer physician for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, was featured recently in the May/June edition of Charleston’s Healthlinks Magazine. The piece, entitled “Doctors Who Give Back” by Anne Toole, highlighted the doctors who “make a difference in their patients’ lives every day” by contributing to their own community. Dr. Hayes, …

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I [Heart] Recipes: The Sweetest ‘Lightly Sweetened’ Carrot Cake

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It’s hard to resist the sweet pastel array of Easter goodies. So why bother? This simple, refreshingly light carrot cake is satisfying without the added sugars and carbohydrates – and a hearty protein helping to boot. Enjoy with a light dusting of confectionary sugar and your own decorative touch, or a dollop of sugar free whip or …

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