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Charleston Cares Blog aims to bring you 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 using #CharlestonCares or #HIPchs!

 

What Are The Healthiest Carbs to Eat? Ask A Nutritionist.

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Carbs-good guy or the enemy? And what are the healthiest carbs to eat? Carbs -or Carbohydrates – have been given …

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Will a Flu Shot Give Me The Flu?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
As the Charleston heat begins to cool and the Lowcountry autumn creeps in, the “dreaded” signs begin to pop up: Flu Shot Immunizations Here!  Think you can sneak by without getting vaccinated again this year? Why would you want to! Consider a few important reasons why you should take the plunge and get jabbed: The flu shot will NOT …

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Healthy Bagged Lunch Ideas

Categories: Blog, Health Check
It’s the season for Back-to-School Lunches – and with it, a chance for everyone to start fresh with a few nutritional goals! Incorporating some healthy bagged lunch ideas into the mix will keep the whole family on target for a productive school and work year. Kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from bagging a …

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Ask a Nutritionist: How Can I Reduce My Grocery Bill?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Many always ask: How can I reduce my grocery bill? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to …

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