Charleston Cares

Charleston Cares is our Blog bringing 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 with #CharlestonCares.

 

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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What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Do you have a doctor’s appointment coming up? You may think that your physician can assess your health just by examining you – but it’s just as important to talk to your physician about your lifestyle during your check up, as well as to ask questions regarding your care, lab work, over the counter mediations …

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I [Heart] Recipes: Roast Cauliflower Rice

Categories: Blog, I [heart] Recipes
If you’re looking for a diabetic friendly, rich-in-flavor, satisfying-in-texture alternative to pasta or rice, you’ll hit the jack pot with the often overlooked cauliflower! A low-carb, low-calorie gem, the cauliflower will enhance any dish with its roasted caramelized edge and natural hint of salty sweetness. Use an olive oil of your choice – but we …

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Men’s Health: What You Need to Monitor

Categories: Blog, Health Check
June is National Men’s Health Awareness Month, and it’s important to evaluate health issues commonly experienced by men as they enter adulthood and middle age. If you have not visited your primary health physician for some time, you may wish to schedule an appointment at your health care clinic in order to screen for health …

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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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